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Golden Key Honour Society?

weeblyweebly 446 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 474 Member
I'm assuming that most of us get the invitation.. Anyone a current member, or know of the pros and cons of joining other than those listed on the site? Thanks.
edited November 2010
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  • flutterfly_28flutterfly_28 1451 replies64 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,515 Senior Member
    What's the normal GPA cutoff to get an invite? Didn't do too well freshman year, but got honors both semesters last year. Guess they only look at overall GPA?
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  • weeblyweebly 446 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 474 Member
    I'm not sure about the GPA cutoff, but invitees are at the top 15% of their class, I think.
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  • HelloAllHelloAll 1051 replies105 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,156 Senior Member
    Although it says top 15% of my class, my friend who has a higher GPA than I didn't get an invite.
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  • noodleslinoodlesli 398 replies200 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 598 Member
    How do they figure out who are in top 15% of their classes?
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  • weeblyweebly 446 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 474 Member
    It says from the email that Berkeley nominates you for membership in the honor society.
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  • clueless2400clueless2400 436 replies41 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 477 Member
    how do you get honors? Not that I probably will because I have 2 B's lol

    and hoping for at least a C in one of my classes..probably 2 more B's.
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  • MechRocketMechRocket 1759 replies216 discussions- Posts: 1,975 Senior Member
    i'm a member just so i can add something to my resume lol
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  • HelloAllHelloAll 1051 replies105 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,156 Senior Member
    Is it worth it? haha. How much is the fee?
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  • MechRocketMechRocket 1759 replies216 discussions- Posts: 1,975 Senior Member
    lol probably not worth it, i remember the fee being something ridiculous :o
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  • LiquidusLiquidus 752 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 810 Member
    Do they take your major or school into account when giving invitations? If not, wouldn't that make it unfair for students in low-GPA majors?
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  • clueless2400clueless2400 436 replies41 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 477 Member
    it's a very cool name. It's like a secret society on gossip girl ; ] that's the only reason i'd be a part of it : ] but i would never be good enough. I'm just a low life nobody with grades that are getting lower and lower. life's tough.
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  • weeblyweebly 446 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 474 Member
    @clueless: I know, it does sound like an academic sorority... high fees & it's all in the name.
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  • clueless2400clueless2400 436 replies41 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 477 Member
    lol yeah. that'd be really cool to be a part of it. oh well. i'm just a nobody.
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  • swuhhhswuhhh 5 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I got the invite early this year (at ANU in Australia) and joined to see what it was like. So far, it's been pretty useless. They do offer scholarships, but it's a very small amount being given back to students, especially considering the cost of membership fees. Also, the scholarship applications are pooled so you're competing with students from universities all over the world for most awards.

    It could depend on which college you go to, but the group that runs GK at mine is pretty dodgy. There are very few events and the events they do have are just boring or badly organised.

    There are international conferences though, and supposedly it's good if you do business, economics, commerce, etc.

    Like Mechrocket, I'm just in it for the resume padding
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  • binaspoonbinaspoon 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Can anyone tell me if they'll actually announce that we're graduating with honors at graduation?! Thx so much
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  • PentaprismPentaprism 495 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 503 Member
    edited March 2017
    Can anyone tell me if they'll actually announce that we're graduating with honors at graduation?
    I don't think "they'll actually announce that we're graduating with honors at graduation," but I'm not sure.

    It does show on official transcript and on the diploma, however.
    edited March 2017
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