Should I Join the Club?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by curiouscat9, Jan 12, 2006.

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Should I join society?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2006.
  1. Yes. There are gobs of benefits to you.

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  2. No. It isn't worth it.

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  3. God you're a geek!

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  1. curiouscat9

    curiouscat9 New Member

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    I got a letter asking me to join the National Honor Society. Evidently, I am in "the top 10%" of students at my University.

    Do you think I should join or is it just a bunch of pretentious crap?
     
  2. Pecker

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    Absolutely! You should join.

    Some day you will be sitting before the Senate Judiciary Committee, having been nominated for Supreme Court Chief Justice, and even Ted Kennedy won't be able to find anything wrong with that endorsement.

    Seriously, The National Honor Society looks damn good on a resume'.
     
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    You really should join ... any academic honors you earn are just that, an honor, and they always look good on a resume!
     
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    it didnt make a difference for me and i got into a pretty good university.
     
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    Sure, why not?
     
  6. rob_just_rob

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    I joined Mensa about 10 years ago for 2 reasons: I could, and it would look good on my resume.

    Putting it tactfully, I classified that experience in the "pretentious crap" category. Waste of time.
     
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    Do it. I was in it in high school and it helps your resume and your college applications. Now it's just for bragging rights or when you can't think of a nift comeback.
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    "Dude, I just screwed your girlfriend..."
    "Oh yeah? Well, I was in the National Honor Society..."
     
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    National? That's a lot of people. Who you are smarter than :pIt would look good on a CV
     
  9. Dr Rock

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    depends if you can get anything out of it or not. they want you to join; what are they bringing to the table?

    well yes, i'd say that's a given
     
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    It's certainly pretentious crap, but we all know there are times when that kind of crap comes in handy. I'd do it, just another feather to put in your already abundant cap. There are actually morons out in the workplace who might be impressed with that sort of thing, so why not give yourself every advantage you deserve?
     
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    That is very very funny!
     
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    Thanks for everyone's opinions. So, I'll just pony up the $75 bucks and hopefully get it back in spades.

    Given this invite and my GPA, I think I am at risk of graduating Magna cum laude right now. All I need to make Summa cum laude is to move my GPA to 3.950 or more. Piece of cake! HA! If I have any more classes like one of the ones I had last quarter, that's not happening. I suppose you all will want to beat me up now.

    Actually, if you think about it the latin terms cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude could take on a whole new meaning with this board.:biggrin1:

    Thanks again.

    Leslie (CC9)
     
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    whoa, wait a minute, you didn't say they wanted money off of you. if that's the case, i'd certainly tell them to screw off.
     
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    I graduated magna cum laude ... so no shame in that. Then again, I usually tell people I graduated with a screaming orgasm :p

    All honors societies cost some money for initation -- even Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Lambda Theta -- so don't let that discourage you.

    Congrats on your big honor! Sounds like your hard work is being noticed.
     
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    When I was graduating from high school, one boy and one girl were chosen by the entire faculty to receive the National Honor Society college scholorship. I almost fell off my chair when they called out my name. I still feel proud of that honor. And it does look good on my resume.
     
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    its a gay club you moron
     
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    CuriousCat, you are amidst a roomful of geeks here. Don't ever be ashamed of big brains, no one's gonna beat you up for your lunch money anymore! haha.
     
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    Go for it
     
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    *one more YES vote...................*
     
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    Ahh! American capitalism at is finest! Believe me everything cost something in the U.S. Nothing is for free.
     
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