Creighton has partnered with PBC (Professional Book Club) Guru to start two virtual book clubs for alumni and friends. Book club picks will run the gamut, encompassing novels, nonfiction, books on personal growth, history and current events. The book clubs will read one book every two months.
The book clubs will connect alumni and friends through a forum, where they can discuss the current book and network with each other. It's free to join. All you need to get is a copy of the book.
There are three main reasons we hope you'll be excited to participate in one of our book clubs:
1. Connect with fellow Creighton alumni and friends. Our book club will help you learn and grow together.
2. Advance your career. The books you read can make you more successful in such areas as leadership, communication and productivity. Additionally, the networking of the club can help you advance your career and perhaps even find your next job.
3. Reading is good for you. Reading improves your intelligence and reasoning abilities, and has been linked to reducing the chance of Alzheimer's.1 Our book club helps you enjoy all the benefits that come with reading.
Below are a few examples of the kind of books the group may read. We will vote between several options each period and select a book based on reader interests.
We'll start by reading one book every two months. The titles selected will include novels and books on lifelong learning and professional development. Books selected will take an average of nine hours to read.
No, the book clubs will be entirely online. You can participate whenever it's convenient.
It's free for Creighton University alumni and friends.
Participants can get books at their local library or purchase them.
The book club forums will be managed by a moderator from PBC Guru. The moderator will pose questions to the book clubs, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share, as well.
Sign up, make your profile, and we'll send you a link to the forum, where you can begin posting.
PBC Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. Creighton is teaming with PBC to put this program in place for Creighton alumni and friends. Learn more at www.pbc.guru.
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1 Harvard Business Review, 2012, https://hbr.org/2012/08/for-those-who-want-to-lead-rea/