Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Show Your Phi Kappa Phi Pride and Win!

Calling all graduates! Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion or honor cords at your recent graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, click here to submit your entry online by January 31, 2017. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution images (JPEG or PNG) are preferred.

The first place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, second place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and third place will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Click here for more details including official rules and submissions from previous graduation photo contests.

If you have questions, contact Hannah Breaux at hbreaux@phikappaphi.org.

Career Resources Available for Members

Are you a recent graduate starting your job search or an established professional thinking of making a change? If you’re looking for your dream job, let Phi Kappa Phi help! Phi Kappa Phi offers many resources to assist members in the development and advancement of their careers. From the Career Center to the career guidance podcast series, we provide our members resources to jump-start their careers!

  • Career Center – Job seekers can post résumés, search job openings and apply for jobs, while employers can use the site to find and recruit top talent and post available positions.
  • Career Corner – Join other Phi Kappa Phi members to share job search strategies, interview tips and all-around career advice in this exclusive Link community.
  • Career Guidance – Watch podcasts and get advice on interviewing, networking, writing a winning résumé and dealing with stress.
  • GS Level Upgrade – Members seeking federal employment may be eligible for a GS level upgrade according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s General Schedule Qualification Policies.
  • Logo Graphics – Proudly display your Phi Kappa Phi membership on your résumé by including an official Society logo.
  • Membership Verification Letter – Verify your membership in the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society with a letter from the Executive Director.
  • SeekingSuccess.com – As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you are eligible for a free résumé and LinkedIn profile evaluation. Members can also save $75 on a SeekingSuccess.com résumé and LinkedIn profile writing package. 

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Celebrate ‘Thank Your Mentor Day’

National Mentoring Month would not be possible without the efforts of mentors both past and present. To honor those that have gone above and beyond, we are celebrating national Thank Your Mentor Day™ today, January 19.

On this day, we encourage you to reach out to thank or honor those individuals who have and had a lasting impact on your life.

Looking for ways to thank your mentor? Here are a few ideas:
  1. Contact your mentor directly to express your appreciation.
  2. Show your gratitude on social media.
  3. Pass on the lessons you have learned by becoming a mentor to someone in your community.
  4. Make a financial contribution to a local mentoring program in your mentor’s honor.
  5. Download an official National Mentoring Month e-card to share with your mentor.
And don’t forget to join the conversation with us on social media throughout the month by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringWorks.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Test Prep with Phi Kappa Phi Partners and Save!

Are you preparing for an admissions test? Improve your score by prepping with The Princeton Review and Becker Professional Education.

Becker Professional Education

Phi Kappa Phi members can receive a $300 discount when registering for all four parts of the Becker CPA Review Course at the same time. Click here for more information.

Don’t forget! The 2017 Newton D. Becker Scholarship program offered by Becker Professional Education will award more than $450,000 in CPA Exam Review Scholarships, including 40 full four-part courses each valued at $3,393 and over 200 scholarships each valued at $1,697. The deadline to apply is February 1. To learn more about the program including how to apply, click here.

The Princeton Review

Phi Kappa Phi members and family can save up to $150 on The Princeton Review courses and 
tutoring for the MCAT®, LSAT®, GMAT®, GRE®, and more. To access the promo codes for each course, click here. Members can enroll online or over the phone at 1.800.2.REVIEW.

Don’t forget about the other free resources available to members from The Princeton Review:
Access a series of essential presentations on graduate school applications and testing strategies.
Determine your preparation needs by taking a full-length practice exam (online or in person) without affecting your record and receive a personalized, detailed score report, analyzing your test taking strengths and weaknesses.

Stuck on homework? Studying for a test? Try a free Homework Help Session.

If you have questions about these programs or discounts, please contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Featured Fellow: Anthony Naquin

Phi Kappa Phi excited to debut a new series highlighting outstanding Fellows across the nation.

The first video of the series highlights Anthony Naquin, a 2015 Phi Kappa Phi Fellow. Anthony was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship as an undergraduate at Nicholls State University. He is currently in his second year of graduate studies at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Watch below to learn more about Anthony and hear how the award has impacted his academic career. Don’t forget to check back each month to see the latest Featured Fellow video on our blog!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Save with Office Depot

Phi Kappa Phi has partnered with Office Depot and OfficeMax to offer members exclusive savings on a variety of products and services. Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services and solutions for every workplace—whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Benefits of the new partnership include:
  • Up to 80 percent off products and services online and in store
  • More than 93,000 products discounted below retail pricing
  • Free next-day delivery on online orders over $50
  • Exclusive low printing costs
To get started, members can visit OfficeDiscounts.org/PKP to start shopping in the exclusive Phi Kappa Phi store or print a free Store Purchasing Card for use at any Office Depot and OfficeMax location. For more information, click here.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Are You a Mentor? Share Your Story!

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” This quote from Phil Collins probably rings true for anyone who has ever served as a mentor.

Mentoring provides a shared opportunity for learning and growth. In fact, many mentors say they are surprised and grateful for the chance to mentor because the experience is more rewarding than they imagined.

Today is “I Am a Mentor Day”—a day dedicated to celebrating mentors as part of National Mentoring Month.

Are you a mentor? If so, tell us in the comments below about your experience. Your story may inspire others to get involved and make an impact in the lives of others.

If you’re not yet a mentor, check out the below resources to help you get started:
Don’t forget to join the conversation with us on social media throughout the month by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringWorks.