Five Reasons Why You Should Join an Honor Society
Performing well academically in college is a huge achievement. With the fast pace and large amount of material covered in each class, maintaining a high GPA requires tremendous dedication and self-discipline.
Because earning good grades in college is such an accomplishment, most high-achieving students will attract the attention of both campus-based and online honor societies.
If you have been offered membership to one of these societies, here are a few reasons why you should accept it.
1. Meet new people.
Joining any club provides a great opportunity for meeting new people, but joining an honor society allows you to meet other dedicated students who likely share your academic goals.
Not only can honor societies help you form friendships, but they can also introduce you to people who can motivate you to perform at your best in all of your academic endeavors.
2. Boost your resume.
Though a high GPA can speak for itself, joining an honor society can boost your resume even further.
Employers often look for job applicants who have shown extracurricular involvement in college, so joining an honor society help bolster your employment appeal.
However, joining an honor society simply to include it on your resume may not be a wise move. Many employers will want to see that you were active in the organization, and if you weren’t, your membership will likely be less impressive.
3. Receive member benefits.
In exchange for a membership fee, many honor societies offer exclusive benefits to their members, including access to job banks, scholarships and study abroad opportunities.
Many honor societies also offer lifetime membership, which often includes permanent access to job banks and other member benefits.
4. Network with leaders.
Networking with local, national and even international leaders can give you a measurable head start when you embark on your job search.
While most colleges will offer job fairs and other networking opportunities to all students, honor societies often provide additional networking opportunities specifically for their members.
By attending networking events held by honor societies, leaders and employers will instantly recognize that you are a dedicated student, even before they review your resume.
5. Celebrate your accomplishments.
If you have put forth the time and effort to earn a high GPA, why not recognize your own accomplishments by becoming an honor society member?
Receiving your honor society acceptance letter and membership certificate should be a rewarding and memorable experience that you can fondly remember for years to come.
So, if you’ve been invited to join an honor society, I encourage you to give it a try. For more tips, visit my HonorSociety.org blog.