PHI THETA KAPPA is stepping in to help colleges bridge the gap between degree completion and what comes next.
As students complete PTK EDGE™ courses, they receive digital badges. These badges can be shared on social media, including and especially LinkedIn, so potential employers can see certification of the skills they have mastered.
The topics in our newest course, Employment Edge, were recommended by employers nationwide and cover what they want students to know before applying for a job:
Clarify employment goals
Start a career journal
Develop a career-specific resume
Create a LinkedIn profile
Find a bridge person
Ace an interview
Workforce-bound students have unique interests, skills, and experiences that aren’t easily captured on traditional scholarship applications. So, based on student feedback, we developed a custom application exclusively for this group and saw applications skyrocket.
students applying for workforce scholarships
in 2019 to career-technical students
workforce-bound students joining PTK
Transferring is tricky, particularly for first-generation and underserved students. For a community college student with little extra time and few resources, it can be hard to find the right four-year college. PTK Connect™ exists to make these institutions more accessible. Students can find transfer scholarships, transfer-friendly colleges, and search a variety of career paths.
More than 800 four-year colleges and universities from across the country have partnered with us to provide over $38 million in transfer scholarships exclusively for PTK members. Thirty-seven new partnerships were added in 2019.