Wilso
 
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 10:55 pm
Is it worth paying the $95 fee to join?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 12:37 am
I dunno, what is it?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 12:39 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

I dunno, what is it?


Yeh, us inquiring minds wanna know.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 12:44 am
http://www.goldenkey.org/GKIHS

I got an invitation, I'm just wondering if someone knows more than just what the web page tells me.
Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 12:52 am
Is it worth anything more than just the right to say your a member and have a pretty piece of paper?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 01:37 am
@Wilso,
Quote:
Member Benefits, Services & Opportunities

The benefits of Golden Key membership go far beyond academic recognition. In fact, Golden Key provides more tangible benefits than any other college honor society. Member benefits range from scholarships and development opportunities to jobs and internships. Through Golden Key, members are empowered with tools to help them realize their potential.


As I read it, for $95.00 you can make a note on your resume that you paid someone $95.00.

Hope that helps.
Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 01:44 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

Quote:
Member Benefits, Services & Opportunities

The benefits of Golden Key membership go far beyond academic recognition. In fact, Golden Key provides more tangible benefits than any other college honor society. Member benefits range from scholarships and development opportunities to jobs and internships. Through Golden Key, members are empowered with tools to help them realize their potential.


As I read it, for $95.00 you can make a note on your resume that you paid someone $95.00.

Hope that helps.


That's what I'm concerned about.
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 06:44 am
It depends on how your tolerance is for reality vs. promotion of the Golden Key.

I'm not patient enough to scroll through all the information on the website, which is a warning light in itself.

Why are you interested in joining?
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fresco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 10:03 am
http://ask.metafilter.com/23093/Golden-Key-Intnl-Honour-Society-worth-it
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 10:23 am
Most of these honor societies are basically scams, if you pay them you get in and that's all there is to it. Look at this application and the following acceptance email:

http://imgur.com/1YFR3.png

http://imgur.com/eOJTh.png
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 10:30 am
@Wilso,
I wouldn't - when I was in grad school one of my professors nominated me to be in an international honor society for economics. It didn't cost me a penny - but you simply needed to have a certain grade average and your professor's recommendation.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 10:40 am
@Robert Gentel,
Hilarious...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 04:23 pm
@Wilso,
Wilso wrote:

Is it worth paying the $95 fee to join?


Looks like the consensus is "Hell no!!"
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 25 Sep, 2009 11:40 am
@Robert Gentel,
I think we should all apply and mess up their system.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 25 Sep, 2009 12:36 pm
Nigel got one of those invitations.
He took the "hell no" option.
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