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Is National Dean's List an honor?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, May 6, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member
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    I've been in the National Dean's List since freshman year, but I have a feeling it's not really an honor. Or, is it an honor? Should I waste space on my post-secondary experiences and list this? I have plenty of others to choose as my 15, so I wasn't planning to list the National Dean's List..but then I started thinking maybe it is actually prestigious? Does anyone know? :p
     
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  3. Papa Smurf

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    It's only presitigious if you have less than 15 other activities to put down. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  4. brickmanli

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    The National Dean's List, as well as any other COMPANIES that let you buy overpriced books with your names on it, is a SHAM. NEVER put this on your resume!
     
  5. Premed2003

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    Thanks.
    On the letter they send me every year, they say that my school nominated me b/c I'm in the top 10%. is this true that schools nominate you for it? :rolleyes:
     
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    brickmanli,

    E.E. Cummings is written e.e. cummings.
     
  7. brickmanli

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    Premed, don't believe what the letters say. If junk mail delivers on its promises, then I'll be rich, not to mention well-hung.

    Manbitch, My Book Of Selected Poems Says Otherwise. Or Maybe I'm A Masochist.
     
  8. Tweetie_bird

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Premed2003:
    <strong>Thanks.
    On the letter they send me every year, they say that my school nominated me b/c I'm in the top 10%. is this true that schools nominate you for it? :rolleyes: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes, it's true. Except I was listed as top one percent. I bet my GPA is much MUCH lower than yours, yet I somehow got on it. I think they figure more into it than just the GPA. Somebody at my school (perhaps school registrar??) nominated me??? i have a ****ty first year and a half, and I have had to work my a$$ off to get a better GPA. You bet it's going on my "15 things I did to toot my horn" list. It makes up for the first year and a half, in my eyes.

    And as per the comment about private companies making you buy their expensive books--it may be a joke, but I don't think it's true. I don't have the book, I only found out AFTER I made it on there. Just my 2 cents.....

    Tweetie
     
  9. Premed2003

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    Oh maybe it was top 1%, I don't remember. Is this the same one that I applied for? ie they send you a letter, you fill out a form with your activities etc, and then you're in the book?
    You can either be in the book for free, or buy the book for $.

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  10. Tweetie_bird

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    yeap, that's it. make sure that they didn't have a top ten AND a top one percent. They may have different categories. I just checked it out right now (I bought the book finally, since i wanted a copy for myself), and it says the students don't have to pay anything to be in it. You can CHOOSE to buy the book if you want, at a price. But no financial requirements. :) Students are nominated by Deans, Registrars, Frat Societies, and Honor Societies.
    :) yayyyyy!!
    Tweets
     
  11. Premed2003

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    Great thanks Tweetie

    So with this detailed info about the book, do people still agree that it's not good to include? :D
     
  12. matthew0126

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    imo, all these things are resume-inflating scams -- phi beta kappa and its ilk being the only possible exception. pay the money only if you don't have anything better to put on it :)
     

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