Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

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sfdreaming09
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Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby sfdreaming09 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:55 pm

Hey guys, quick question: is it worth it to spend the $95 on Phi Beta Kappa membership even though I’ve already gone through the whole application process? Would it look good in the future (I’ve noticed that most firms list PBK membership under their attorney profiles)?

Just wondering if I should spend the $ or not (esp. b/c I’ll be going to one of HYS, so I’m assuming that they’ll just assume that everybody coming out of those schools was a PBK in college).

Pro Boner
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby Pro Boner » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:56 pm

no

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RVP11
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby RVP11 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:58 pm

Yes. It's worth $95 to have it as a resume line item for the rest of time, I think.

And if you're going to YHS, you can afford it.
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:58 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:Yes. It's worth $95 to have it as a resume line item for the rest of time, I think.


+95. It's the only honor society that's worth it, but it is indeed worth it.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:40 pm

jks289 wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:Yes. It's worth $95 to have it as a resume line item for the rest of time, I think.


+95. It's the only honor society that's worth it, but it is indeed worth it.

This. It's the only the that matters.

"So and so graduated Phi Beta Kappa from XYZ University with a B.A. in Awesomeness" can be seen on attorney profiles. No other honor societies are.

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby minuit » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:43 pm

it specifically mentions phi beta kappa on the yale law app.. i think it's worth it!

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby Cogburn87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:48 pm

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thickfreakness
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:48 pm

Yes, yes, yes join Phi Beta Kappa. I wish I wouldn't have wasted money on the others, but Phi Beta Kappa is definitely worth it.

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DoubleChecks
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:49 pm

lol its been said, but yes

its the only one i paid for :P

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tinman
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby tinman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:52 pm

yes, definitely worth it. Except for your cum-laude status, it's the last thing that everyone takes off their resume dating from undergraduate. You'll want to have it while you apply for jobs the next few years.

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englawyer
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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby englawyer » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:54 pm

a license to forever brag about your college gpa in a politically correct way :P (people that put college GPA on their resume a long time after graduating are considered tool-ish)

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Re: Phi Beta Kappa Worth the $95?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:20 pm

Haha I was just invited too, sfdreaming. Although I don't really know why...I'm an engineer :shock:




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