Why join Phi Beta Kappa?
Students frequently ask us why they should join Phi Beta Kappa. We have asked some UNH current students, alumni and members of our chapter to reflect on what PBK means to them. Some point to practical advantages, and some to less tangible benefits. Phi Beta Kappa membership is an honor that does not diminish with time. In addition, you may be surprised at some of the well known persons who are PBK members. You can find a list on the National PBK website.
Reflections from recent graduates:
…My mother gave me my grandmother's key to wear on a bracelet at the initiation last year… My invitation to PBK has inspired me to go after all of my dreams and believe in myself… READ MORE
PBK was definitely helpful…It seemed to jump off my resume when I met with people…READ MORE
Interviewers have actually gone out of their way to congratulate me and explain how impressive it is to see as part of an applicant’s overall package…READ MORE
Reflections from other UNH alumni members:
There is only an upside to becoming a member of Phi Beta Kappa… READ MORE
When I attended UNH, I decided to earn a dual degree, so that I could be eligible to join the esteemed ranks of Phi Beta Kappa… READ MORE
When I was in my last semester at UNH, I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa…we never doubted the honor of election… READ MORE
I was honored to be invited to join… it supports Liberal Arts education and its newsletter and magazine contain articles about the intellectual life of the nation… READ MORE
…I never thought not to join. Wearing the key has provided unspoken perks many times… READ MORE
Reflections from UNH chapter members:
Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa consists of UNH faculty and staff who have been elected to PBK at any institution.
…I wasn't AIMING for an invitation from Phi Beta Kappa, but I was thrilled when it arrived so unexpectedly in my mailbox that spring day… It is a joy to be a member of a community of Phi Beta Kappa members whose hard work and intellectual curiosity shape their lives and provide them more opportunities than they probably imagined… READ MORE
My membership in Phi Beta Kappa was responsible for a Library Director in California selecting me for my first interview for a professional library position… READ MORE
Being elected to Phi Beta Kappa was a highlight of my senior year in college… READ MORE
Association with PBK really opened a lot of doors.
…I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, honoring my somewhat eclectic collection of courses, all in the liberal arts tradition of exploring the world and looking for hidden truths… it is the gold standard saying that you are a person of depth, intellectual, curious, and serious about learning…READ MORE
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