How it Works

The Georgetown University Alumni Association has partnered with PBC Guru to create virtual book clubs for Georgetown alumni. The book clubs will allow participants to connect through private forums for discussions and networking. Joining is completely free - the only requirement is obtaining a copy of the book. The book clubs will read one book every two months—leaving plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in the book selection!

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Three Book Clubs to Choose Between:

Georgetown Alumnae
Book Club

Georgetown Professional Development Book Club

Our Georgetown Alumnae Book Club will focus on books highlighting alumnae authors, female faculty and interesting female characters or topics. If you are interested in reading more books by female authors and discussing them with fellow alumnae, this is a great place to start! This book club is brought to you by the GUAA Women of Georgetown Initiative.


Our Professional Development Book Club will enjoy books and discussions related to business, leadership, management, mentorship, and more. If you are looking for growth in your career this is the place for you! This book club is brought to you by GUAA Alumni Career Services.


Georgetown Alumni Lifelong Learning Book Club

Our Lifelong Learning Book Club will enjoy read and discuss various book genres such as lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other topics. If you are looking for a place to learn a variety of subjects, this book club is for you! This book club is brought to you by GUAA.


Why Join?

Connect with fellow Georgetown alumni and friends: Joining one of our virtual book clubs will help you learn and grow with fellow alumni while expanding your network.
Advance your career: Learn critical skills to build your leadership, communication and productivity.
Discover Georgetown faculty & alumni authors: Many of the authors selected will be members of the Georgetown community! Support our Georgetown writers and researchers sharing their expertise!
Make time for reading: Did you know business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230% more than people who read just one book per year?1 Joining one of our book clubs gives you the opportunity to read more and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

The Books

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often will books be read?

Book clubs will read one book approximately every two months.

What is the time commitment and what are the expectations?

Most books will take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 1 and 2 hours a week you should have no problem participating in discussions and completing the book within the timeframe.

By joining the a virtual book club you are not committing to reading every book, you have the flexibility to read each book and join the discussion based on your interest and your schedule.

Will there be any in-person meetings of the book clubs?

No, the book clubs will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have internet access and on days and times that are convenient for you.

Is there any cost to participate?

Participation is free for Georgetown alumni and friends and is a benefit of the Georgetown University Alumni Association.

How do I obtain a copy of the books?

Check out your local library or bookstore, order online, or even listen via audio – whichever you prefer!

How do book club discussions work?

A moderator from PBC Guru will manage the online discussion forum, posing questions to the book clubs, sharing relevant articles and facilitating conversation about topics in the book. Members are encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forums.

How do I make a forum profile?

We are using private forums to host the virtual book clubs so it's easy to connect with fellow alumni. During our sign up process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your profile. After you complete the sign up, we'll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!

What is PBC Guru?

Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. Georgetown University Alumni Association is teaming up with PBC to bring Virtual Book Clubs to the alumni community. Please visit www.pbc.guru for additional information on the company.

I've already signed up. How do I log in?

If you are already a member, you can click here to log in.

Additional questions?

For programmatic questions please email Georgetown Alumni Career Services at acs@georgetown.edu.

For technical issues please email PBC Guru at info@pbc.guru.

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