We mean it when we say "Psi Chi membership is for life!" Here are several effective ways to stay connected to Psi Chi even after leaving your university or college.
Utilize Our Social Media Platforms Take advantage of our private LinkedIn group, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. This is the fastest way to benefit from Psi Chi’s international reach, and your participation will create endless opportunities to receive and provide advice with others around the world. Also, be sure to log in at psichi.org to update your personal profile information.
Participate With Your Chapter As a lifetime member, you are encouraged to attend your chapter’s meetings and special events. Many chapters maintain a list of contacts specifically so alumni can stay up-to-date with their chapter. If your chapter does not have such a list, then suggest to them that they create one. Most chapters are more than eager to do this. Maintaining relationships with your chapter will introduce you to generation after generation of excellent students and keep you informed about recent psychological advancements.
Become a Guest Speaker As an alumnus, you have graduated and moved on into the real world. This means that you have undoubtedly acquired unique skills and have plenty of advice that your chapter’s undergraduate and graduate members are eager to hear. Consider reaching out to your chapter’s advisor HERE to see if you could become a guest speaker.
Consider contacting Psi Chi students and faculty members to ask them to coauthor research with you. This is an excellent way to reinsert yourself into the psychology field and make new connections.
Become a Faculty Mentor
If you have received your PhD and teach at a four-year university or college, consider becoming a faculty advisor. Visit HERE to learn what Psi Chi faculty mentors do and why they like their roles so much.
Don't have a chapter are your new institution? Learn how to start a new one HERE.
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Reasons to Become
an Active Psi Chi Member
a sense of community with others who share an interest in psychology
the opportunities to attend conventions, hear speakers, and follow current industry news
mentorship relationships with those just entering the field
access to a vast network of colleagues and peers within the profession