Frequently asked questions

How do you comment in the forum? Is there any cost to participate? Read the FAQs below to get your questions answered.

How do I comment in the forum?
Click on the picture of the topic or post you’d like to comment on. Click on the Reply button, type in your response, and hit reply to send.

How do I change my photo and introduce myself?
Create your online forum profile by doing the following:

  1. Click on the icon in the top right corner of the page. After clicking the icon, a drop-down menu will appear.
  2. In this drop-down, click on your username. After clicking on your username, another drop-down menu will appear.
  3. In the second drop-down menu, select Preferences with the gear symbol by it.

Once you have navigated to your preferences, you can add your photo, name, and bio. Don’t forget to introduce yourself in the comments of the Introductions thread. Tell us a bit about who you are, when you graduated, and your hopes for our book club. Tell us a fun fact if you are up for it!

How often will books be read, what is the time commitment, and what are the expectations?
We will spend about 2 months on each book. We will read professional development and growth books that take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 1 and 2 hours a week to read, you can make it happen!

Will there be any in-person meetings of the book club?
No, the book club 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 in the book club is free!

How do I get the books?
Participants can get books in their preferred format at their local library or purchase them from their preferred retailer.

How do book club discussions work?
The book club will be moderated by a PBC Guru moderator who manages the forum and provides additional content related to the book. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles, and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be 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 forum.

How do I make a forum profile?
We’re using a private forum to host the virtual book club so it’s easy to connect with fellow alumni. During our sign up process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your free profile. After you complete the sign up, we’ll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away! To help us create a welcoming and connected community, add your photo to your profile and introduce yourself in the Introductions thread.

What exactly is PBC Guru and what do they have to do with the Book Club?
Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations, and professional societies. We are teaming up with PBC Guru to put on this program. You can check out their website at if you want to see more of what they do.

What if my question isn’t answered?
Feel free to send an email to and they'll be happy to help.