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help! can't remember the name of an honor society!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by epsilonprodigy, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. epsilonprodigy

    epsilonprodigy Physicist Enough
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    I was inducted into an academic honor society of some sort in undergrad 10 years ago and can't for the life of me remember the name! i thought i had documentation of everything but apparently i'm missing this one. it was a three letter greek name and i got inducted sophomore year. How can i find this info? The registrar's office was completely unhelpful and it's not on my transcript.
     
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  3. ISUBird100

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    Was it Alpha Lambda Delta? I was in that one, but I can't remember if it was for freshmen and sophomore or just freshmen.
     
  4. Phi Beta Kappa?
     
  5. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers
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    No one cares. Leave it out. Your transcript speaks for itself.
     
  6. alwaysaangel

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    If you can't remember the name then its probably not something thats significant enough to bother listing on your application.
     
  7. ponyo

    ponyo 人魚姫
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    phi beta kappa?
     
  8. minerva3121

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    Here's a list from wikipedia:


    General Honor Societies
    Discipline Specific Honor Societies

    Arts and Sciences

    Business

    Education

    Engineering

    Journalism and Communications

    Languages

    Law

    Leadership

    Medicine

    Other

     
  9. TheMightySmiter

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    If you can't remember the name, what's the point of putting it on your app? I doubt it would help you all that much.
     
  10. epsilonprodigy

    epsilonprodigy Physicist Enough
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    Holy eff, Minerva.... thank you!!


    Meanwhile, I texted my best friend who was inducted with me (she didn't know either LOL) and have my mom digging through her closet. I called a bunch of 'em but no avail yet.

    If I can't find it, do you think it would be acceptable to have a heading of n "academic honors" along with NCSC and Dean's List, and mention that I was also inducted into another additional honor society for freshman that were in the top 20% of their class? (that much I do know.) That is, even if I don't have a name for that additional honor society?

    I know it's probably no big deal, but it's going to bug me.
     
  11. minerva3121

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    Don't thank me, thank wikipedia :)

    Maybe you could go through your school's website? They must list their clubs/extracurricular activities/honor societies somewhere...
     
  12. alwaysaangel

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    No, then it REALLY looks like resume padding
     
  13. The right Path

    The right Path Goodbye Cherry Ames
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    Could it be Sigma Theta Tau?

    I don't know how valuable it would be if you didn't maintain membership or participate in chapter activities.
     
  14. eli20

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    It's probably not worth it as has been said - there are only about 4 honor societies that mean anything anyways.
     
  15. Whatyousay

    Whatyousay A few loose screws
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    Great, now that's going to be bugging me. There's PBK, and ...?

    I'm tempted to say TBP, but it seems like only engineers know that exists :laugh:
     
  16. tn4596

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    i regret paying 75 bucks joining NSCS...
    really these society doesnt rly mean anything if you didnt get involved in your chapter.
     

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