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An organization that recognizes students for academic performance and leadership, such as Phi Beta Kappa (liberal arts and sciences) and Tau Beta Pi (engineering).

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How can I tell if an honor society is legitimate?

I recently received an acceptance letter from a honor society (I am leaving off the name for now but can include a link to the website). The offer said I qualified because of my grades or a ...
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Do graduate schools pay attention to joining Phi Kappa Phi or other honor societies?

Recently I received an invitation for Phi Kappa Phi honor society. I do not know too much about those organizations and I was wandering what are the benefits (or possible disadvantages) of joining? I ...
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Does membership of academic honour societies carry any professional weight / recognition?

I understand honour societies have been around for years and it is a tradition more prevalent in the western world to recognise outstanding academic talent. The largest honour society is perhaps the ...
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Are undergraduate honors still worth mentioning in CV after graduate school?

I recently graduated with a PhD in biology and I'm staying in the same lab as a postdoc for a year. I need to look for postdoc positions elsewhere soon, so I need to update my CV. My CV from undergrad ...
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Perception of Phi Beta Kappa on a resume?

I'm a student in the US, about to graduate with a BS in zoology. I've just been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa and am trying to find some more up-to-date discussions of whether or not it's worth it ...
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Is it appropriate to wear an honor stole/cord to my doctoral hooding and convocation?

I didn't have the chance to wear my academic stole or honor cord during my undergraduate graduation. Question: Would it be appropriate to wear the academic stole and honor cord to my doctoral ...
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Advantages of professional (student level) memberships (in computer science)

I'm a sophomore undergraduate studying CS and I look forward to getting into research in future. Is there any advantage of being a student member of societies like ACM, IEEE, etc? I think it might ...
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How to specify Phi Beta Kappa membership?

I am writing a letter of recommendation for a student whose record includes membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. How do I express this? Jane was named to Phi Beta Kappa. Jane was awarded ...
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