The PIKE Podcast

The PIKE Podcast is here to inform and inspire your lifelong fraternal experience.

This periodic production will connect you to prominent alumni, discuss success stories and connect you to thought leaders, best practices and general information related to Pi Kappa Alpha.

Episode 1

International President Shad Williams

International President Shad Williams (Oklahoma State, Gamma Chi '91) kicks off the inaugural PIKE Podcast. Shad talks about his vision for the podcast, his thoughts on being an actively-engaged brother, and the Fraternity's 150th anniversary.

Resource Links Discussed:

Information on the 150th Anniversary of Pi Kappa Alpha:

Episode 2

Launch of the PIKE Blog

Jarrett Way and Brent Phillips talk about the PIKE Blog and how this phone-friendly resource helps chapter leaders and alumni volunteers by providing quick access to relevant information and best practices.

Resource Links Discussed:

Navigate to the PIKE Blog:

Episode 3

Chapter Goal Setting Using the GROW Model

Pike University director, James Kanary (Michigan, Beta Tau '95) talks about chapter goal setting using the GROW Model. This simple framework will help you get organized as a chapter. Additionally, gaining experience in strategic goal setting will serve you well in your post-collegiate career.

Resource Links Discussed:

GROW Model, SMART Goals - Running Your Chapter Meeting + Strategic Planning (Blog Post)

Chapter Self-Assessment - Chapter Self Assessment 2017-18

Simon Sinek - Get to Why (YouTube Video) "How Great Leaders Inspire Action"

Book - "Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All"
by Jim Collins et al.

Episode 4

Tips from a Corporate Recruiter on Building and Using Your Network

Jim Schnyder (Missouri, Alpha Nu '87) is a corporate recruiter with PepsiCo in Plano, Texas and in this episode Jim talks about building your personal brand, how to build and activate your network for job hunting, and tips on using LinkedIn.

Resource Links Discussed:

"Secrets of a Corporate Recruiter – Leveraging LinkedIn in Your Job Hunt" (Shield & Diamond, Autum 2016)

Article - "Tips for Building a Great LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn Career Expert Series

Episode 5

Convention, Issues Facing Greek Life, and What's Next for the Fraternity

International President Shad Williams (Oklahoma State, Gamma Chi '90) and Executive Vice President Justin Buck (Southeast Missouri, Epsilon Iota '96) talk about what expect at Convention in Richmond, issues facing Greek life today, and what's next for Pi Kappa Alpha.

Resource Links Discussed:

Convention Registration

Updated Chapter Recommitment Process

Chapter Self-Assessment

For more information contact the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation at (901) 748-1948 or