Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

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FrenchiePatootie
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Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:23 am

Hi, I had a question regarding honor societies.

So my school doesn't have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter but I was invited to join Phi Kappa Phi for top 10% of graduates. I've noticed that a lot of biglaw attorneys have Phi Beta Kappa listed on their resume blurb and I was wondering if anyone knows whether it is worth having Phi Kappa Phi on one's resume (it is $55 after all...) or is it one of those no-name honor societies?

Thank you :)

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby Beantownkid » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:33 am

From what I can discern, Phi Kappa Phi is no Phi Beta Kappa, but neither is it a no-name honor society. I was offered both and joined both. I think it's a worthy investment.

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby heyguys » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:34 am

PBK is the only one that matters--I skipped the PBP but took PBK (that said, PBK offered me a 200 dollar "scholarship" as an outstanding student with it), and I would suggest you do the same unless you just have the money to burn or w/e.

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby Fly » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:06 pm

heyguys wrote:I would suggest you do the same unless you just have the money to burn or w/e.


OP said his school doesn't have a PBK chapter, so he can't do the same.

I would probably take it if I were you. You may be able to put a parenthetical remark on your resume saying "this school's highest academic honor" or something (if that's true, of course).

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby legends159 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:14 pm

it's only $55 bucks and you might get a scholarship

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby meteor » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:16 pm

I have no idea why but i was automatically enrolled in Phi Beta Kappa. I dont know if this happened to anyone else. But on my graduation day, i was listed as a Phi Beta Kappa honor graduate.

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby Fly » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:42 pm

meteor wrote:I have no idea why but i was automatically enrolled in Phi Beta Kappa. I dont know if this happened to anyone else. But on my graduation day, i was listed as a Phi Beta Kappa honor graduate.


This is odd. If I remember correctly, I had to sign something and pay my dues to become a member.

P.S.: Did anyone else learn the secret handshake?

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby kurla88 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:47 pm

Ask for a fee waiver to join. These days the enrollment in honor societies is so low they hand out waivers like candy. :P

/anecdotal evidence

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby legends159 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:03 pm

Fly wrote:
meteor wrote:I have no idea why but i was automatically enrolled in Phi Beta Kappa. I dont know if this happened to anyone else. But on my graduation day, i was listed as a Phi Beta Kappa honor graduate.


This is odd. If I remember correctly, I had to sign something and pay my dues to become a member.

P.S.: Did anyone else learn the secret handshake?


yeh it's a bit lame

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby conn09 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:29 pm

What about Alpha Chi? (And not the sorority)

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:30 pm

Fly wrote:
meteor wrote:I have no idea why but i was automatically enrolled in Phi Beta Kappa. I dont know if this happened to anyone else. But on my graduation day, i was listed as a Phi Beta Kappa honor graduate.


This is odd. If I remember correctly, I had to sign something and pay my dues to become a member.

P.S.: Did anyone else learn the secret handshake?


Yes and I almost laughed out loud on stage!

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby babaghanouj » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:45 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
Fly wrote:
meteor wrote:I have no idea why but i was automatically enrolled in Phi Beta Kappa. I dont know if this happened to anyone else. But on my graduation day, i was listed as a Phi Beta Kappa honor graduate.


This is odd. If I remember correctly, I had to sign something and pay my dues to become a member.

P.S.: Did anyone else learn the secret handshake?


Yes and I almost laughed out loud on stage!


Haha, same here!

OP: None of the other honor societies really come close to PBK. I would say that Phi Kappa Phi couldn't hurt (it's not bad), but it might make readers assume you couldn't make it into PBK, right?

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby neskerdoo » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:47 pm

heyguys wrote:PBK is the only one that matters--I skipped the PBP but took PBK (that said, PBK offered me a 200 dollar "scholarship" as an outstanding student with it), and I would suggest you do the same unless you just have the money to burn or w/e.



great advice, retard

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Re: Phi Kappa Phi v. Phi Beta Kappa

Postby gatorlion » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:33 pm

At some schools, you can earn a 4.0 overall and not get invited to PBK because you need a certain number of credits in courses outside your major area of study. I had a friend with a sub-4.0 GPA who got PBK with a double major in French (Humanities) and Political Science (Social Science), while I was not even considered for PBK because I took classes largely in Social Science and Business, but not enough to qualify. I had to settle for PKP and commencement speaker...




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