Our Annual Key Connections Events for Recent Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Take Place Every Fall, and Our Alumni Associations Offer Events All Year Round. 


Since 2017, The Phi Beta Kappa Society has partnered with our associations in cities across the country for Key Connections, an event series to welcome recent inductees and members who might have relocated. These events offer a chance to network and connect in the spirit of Phi Beta Kappa's founding with an emphasis on friendship and fellowship. 
The latest national Key Connections event took place in September of 2021. Phi Beta Kappa hosted three separate Career Conversation panel discussions featuring members who are doing great work in the fields of non-profits and advocacybusiness and development, and science and research. The panels focused on the theme of making the most of a liberal arts education and highlight a diversity of expertise in these sectors

Watch the National, Virtual Key Connection Career Conversations
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Non Profits/Advocacy               Business/Development                  Science/Research

The national program served as the kick-off for many local Key Connections events hosted by associations across the country in mid-September through October. We are in planning events for 2022 and will update this webpage with more information when it is available.


Alumni Associations 

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 local communities, and gather with a group of friends. Some associations also run young professional programs that offer networking and professional development specific to early career members. With over 500,000 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.

Can you connect me with another PBK member in my field?
The LinkedIn group 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!

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