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How does the Phi Theta Kappa seal on my degree affect my means of employment?

Just the other day I was invited to join Phi Theta Kappa and was wondering what it actually looks like to employers. #community-college #associates-degree #employee-benefits #employee-recognition #phi-theta-kappa

Thank you comment icon Honestly, the only benefit you have will be if you happen to submit your resume for review to a person who was a previous member of PTK, and holds it in good light (probability is quite low). Otherwise, not so much benefit at all. Actually, the only real benefit of Greek life when it comes to jobs is that you may have access to extra career fairs or perhaps your frat/sorority has a 'deal' with a certain company for admitting interns on a regular basis--however, this is more an alumni thing rather than a Greek life thing; hence, LinkedIn. The rest of your resume is much more important. Jackie G.
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Sarah’s Answer

Hi Brandon,


Phi Theta Kappa looks good on your college transfer applications, and a lot of schools offer scholarships exclusively for PTK students, so in that sense, it's a great organization to join. It's also a great way to meet other students, build your network, and, depending on what PTK looks like on your campus, find a lot of great volunteer opportunities!


In terms of employment, I would include it on your resume or you're pretty involved in the organization, and who knows, the person interviewing you might have been in it when they were in school!

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Brian’s Answer

It's going to depend on how closely your course of study relates to the position to which you're applying. But since it's an honor society, it's certainly not going to have an adverse effect, so I would suggest accepting the invitation. Joining the society may also open you to more networking opportunities and, depending on the chapter, may have job resources that you can leverage.

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Bethany’s Answer

Personally, I'm not sure that this affects employment at all. If you did a lot of good community work with the sorority, then it would be good to mention that on a resume otherwise, I'm personally not sure of the value once you get out in the real world.

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