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
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!
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.
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.