Thank you to everyone who joined us for Key Connections 2018!

Once again, the power of the Phi Beta Kappa network was utilized as over 1,000 members across the country gathered from September 6 - 9, 2018.  

ΦΒΚ Houston Association, Key Connections 2018

image description image description image description image description

When you accept your Phi Beta Kappa invitation, you are connected to a diverse network of high achievers who are active in science and health care, business and technology, the arts and humanities, and law and philanthropy.

There are 50 alumni associations across the country where members regularly gather to share ideas, build networks, explore their communities, and gather with a group of friends. With over 500,00 members, Phi Beta Kappa acts as an alumni “super network” that can connect you with peers and mentors in nearly any field all over the world.

Find your Local Association

FAQ: ΦBK and Your Career

How do I list PBK on my resume?
We recommend listing Phi Beta Kappa as an achievement with your undergraduate degree. For example:

            College of William and Mary
            Bachelor of Science, Biology Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

You can also list your membership in an “Honors” or “Membership” section if you maintain one.

What’s the best way to convey the value of my liberal arts and sciences degree?
That’s a good question! A liberal arts and sciences education teaches a person to think critically, a skill that is applicable in any field or position. For more on the facts of the matter, visit our online toolkit.

I want to wear my key to an interview. What's the best way to do this?
Hiring managers know the notable quality of PBK candidates, and it's likely someone in your potential new workplace is also a member. If your key is a pin, wearing it on the lapel of your suit jacket is appropriate. The key can also be worn as a necklace or tie tack. For all key options, visit

Can you connect me with another PBK member in my field?
LinkedIn is the best platform to find other members in your field. Be sure to join the PBK members-only LinkedIn group so you can directly message other members.

I have a job opening and want to share it with other PBK members. How do I do that?
You can post jobs directly to the LinkedIn group. We will share select opportunities on our Twitter feed using #PBKCareerCorner.

Have other questions? Let us know!

Spread the Word

  • Like Phi Beta Kappa on Facebook and check out our photo album from the 2017 events.
  • Follow #PBKCareerCorner on Twitter for job alerts, career advice, and networking opportunities.
  • Join our members-only LinkedIn group to connect with over 30,000 members and expand your network.
  • Update your contact information with the national office to receive information on events in your area.
image description

Stay connected by updating your contact information

Update Now