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    Default Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    Hi there, does anybody have any knowledge on the Golden Key Society? My son at University got invited to join bit I smell a rat? Thank you

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaal View Post
    Hi there, does anybody have any knowledge on the Golden Key Society? My son at University got invited to join bit I smell a rat? Thank you
    They are legit, but not worth it. I am technically a member, but haven't renewed in ages as I wasn't receiving any benefits.
    It might be worth it to use it to network....

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    It's a genuine society. Benefit depends on department, to be honest. Definitely a benefit on CV's and for post grad applications.

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    Golden key is legitimate. It is something nice to have on your resume but a lot of people are invited to join the society. I think it’s become more of a scheme to try and get as many people to join. I’m not sure about the network opportunities- they state that they do exist but I’ve yet to see them occur.

    I don’t want to seem harsh, but when I went to an interview once, they were more concerned about the fact that I was invited rather than actually joining.

    Like I said though, if it’s something to put on your CV and it’s something the other person does not have, you might as well have it.

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    I have been a member since 2008. Haven't paid them anything. They don't have a chapter where i am so i'm not very active.

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    I've had candidates put the fact that they are a member on their CVs. I couldn't care less.
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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    You get that invite if you are part of the top 15%of your class/degree.
    It is not really beneficial, just something nice to have. The TUKS chapter usually sends out invitations to various events/seminars/workshops.
    You also rarely get invited to study abroad... but usually in China or Australia
    For some extra money you also get a nice golden pin.

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    Used to be exclusive and a great network, by invitation only and not commonly advertised. Now it seems to be just another marketing and virtue signalling group.

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    Once you get your degree you seem to be 'targeted' for membership.
    All they actually seem to want to do is to part you from your money.
    No 'real' benefits of being a member as far as I can see.

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    Default Re: Golden Key Int Honour Society - Info needed

    He can put on his CV that he was invited to join due to his marks. I made the mistake of joining, paid and got zero value in return.
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