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Honor Societies - Worth It?

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I recently got invited to join Upsilon Phi Epsilon (UPE) at my university; however, my knowledge of honor societies is limited. UPE is specific to computer science and computer-related majors and sponsored by ACM and IEEE-CS. Bottom line, is it worth it to join an honor society if invited? How about UPE specifically?

Any thoughts are appreciated.
 

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Depends on the honor society. Generally, it can't hurt to have it on your resume when you're looking for a job after graduation.
 
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You don't have to join a society, though. If you are a member of an honors program at your university, that will help.

I don't know how this might have evolved over the last 40+ years, but back then students with proven academic performance were offered access to some advanced courses and were assigned a mentor. It was pretty nice.
 
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I recently got invited to join Upsilon Phi Epsilon (UPE) at my university; however, my knowledge of honor societies is limited. UPE is specific to computer science and computer-related majors and sponsored by ACM and IEEE-CS. Bottom line, is it worth it to join an honor society if invited? How about UPE specifically?

Any thoughts are appreciated.
It would seem worthwhile, but check it out to see if it suits one. http://upe.acm.org/

The affiliation with ACM is a positive. One could also be a member of IEEE.

Honor and technical societies are good for networking, particularly in one's professional field.
 

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