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The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity aims to ensure our undergraduate members are receiving the most relevant programming to enhance both their personal and professional talents at the Professional Development Conference (PDC). Undergraduate juniors and seniors have the opportunity to attend this premiere conference to enhance their professional skills prior to graduation. This program is open to all majors and backgrounds.

This is a unique chance to enhance professional skills through intense workshops, excellent networking opportunities, and one-on-one coaching. This type of conference leaves participants feeling prepared to tackle their post-collegiate career through:

  • Building interview skills, resume, and action plans for career planning
  • Learning the skills to “dress for success”
  • Working on developing stress management and a healthy work-life balance
  • Developing networking skills in both a professional manner and with Phi Psi alumni
  • Teaching participants how to be able to make good judgments quickly, sell themselves in any interaction, and manage conflict and difficult conversations in an appropriate fashion
  • Much, much more

The inaugural PDC that took place in 2017 helped 101 out of the 120 attendees secure internships and full-time positions, and the participants have a combined total of 75,000 LinkedIn connections.  This year, PDC will occur from October 25-28, 2018 in Dallas, TX at The Hyatt Regency.  This program is led by successful Phi Psi alumni from all industries and is available to all majors and backgrounds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send your questions to James McLendon, Associate Director of Member Development.

Network With Us

All alumni local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area are invited to attend a free networking opportunity at the 2nd Professional Development Conference program on Friday, October 26th from 7:00-9:00pm CST at the Hyatt Regency at DFW in Dallas, Texas in Enterprise 5&6. The program seeks to help students understand how to properly network with others and your participation is a critical part of that process. This will be a chance for you to meet our undergraduate brothers looking to take the next step in their professional careers. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Feedback

“Thank you for investing your time into us at the PDC. It was an absolute pleasure to partake in the first PDC and I will use the knowledge to further not only myself, but the brothers in my chapter. I appreciated the small talk we had over lunch on Saturday and I will continue to strive not just in my investigative skills and data analytics, but to be resilient and always keep a beginners mindset. Again, this program was incredible and I want to thank everyone who came because this changed my life forever.”

-Brett Jones (Akron ’17)

“The entire PDC was an amazing experience. It was both well organized and rich in content – you definitely did your homework. The whole conference was an excellent networking opportunity for both the students and the coaches. This week, I received an e-mail from one of the local Houston Baptist brothers asking if I would  mentor him as he interviews and looks for a career (of course I accepted).  When I was on the trip back home, there were student on the flight with me talking about what they learned and were already practicing skills. I believe it all made a big impression on them.  Thanks for offering such a game changing program to the undergraduates. This is definitely a differentiator for Phi Psi.”

-Bill Griffith (Texas ’74)

“I was blown away by the incredible conference this past weekend.  I thought it was a huge success and by far the best program I have ever attended.  I just wanted to send a congratulations to you and send a huge thank you to you and all the rest of the amazing staff for putting on the program.”

Nathan Lavoie (ECU ’14)

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