University of Maryland Alumni Virtual Book Club

Brought to you by PBC Guru

Join the UMD Alumni Virtual Book Club to connect with fellow Terps and continue learning. Enjoy books on business, communications, leadership, productivity, fiction and leisure and more. 

How it Works

We have partnered with PBC Guru to create virtual book clubs for alumni! The clubs will connect through private forums where all participants can discuss the current books and network with each other. Joining is FREE – You’ll just need to get a copy of the books (one book every two months) to enjoy. 

Four Book Clubs to Choose From 

  1. Management and Leadership Book Club
    Sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business
  2. Fiction and Literature Book Club
    Sponsored by the University of Maryland Alumni Association
  3. Social Sciences and Lifelong Learning Book Club
    Sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  4. Education Book Club
    Sponsored by the College of Education

Why Join?

Here are three great reasons to participate in one of our alumni book clubs:

  • Connect With Fellow Terps: Learn and grow with fellow alumni and friends to improve your professional network.

  • Develop Your Skills: Reading improves intelligence and reasoning ability and has been linked to reducing the chance of Alzheimer's.

  • Boost Your Career: The books you read may increase your effectiveness in leadership, communication and productivity, while the network you build in a book club may help you with career advice, introduce you to new people and find your next job. 

Learn more about the University of Maryland Alumni Virtual Book Club, and join today!

The Charisma Myth

Current Management and Leadership Book

The Management and Leadership Book Club sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business is currently reading: 

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
by Olivia Fox Cabane

Join today, purchase a copy of this book and enjoy navigating through these pages with fellow Terps from July through September.