Obscure Honors Society: Worthwhile Investment or Complete Scam?
August 20, 2011 3:53 PM Subscribe
Have you ever heard of Sigma Alpha Pi? Not a frat or sorority, but a "society of leadership and success" is what they call themselves. I was asked to join my university's chapter. Is it worth it?
posted by emilyclaire to Education (14 answers total)
I am tempted just to ignore this, because A) they are giving the same kind of hard sell that I got with those worthless "Who's Who" listings. B) I graduate in a semester. C) I'm a studio art major.
However, the two things that are making me wonder are: I'm applying for grad school. I am a good student (Honors Program, will graduate summa cum laude), but I am coming from a small, unheard of school, so anything to give me a leg up. And also, they tout their job listings, and I would love to work as a professor. (However, an art professor, so again, is this a dead end? Also, most visual art schools admit based on portfolio, not grades or academics. I'm thinking the best that this society could get me is to be more likely to get a fellowship or grant money? Maybe?)
Anyway, it costs $85 and I'm sure a time commitment, two things very precious to me right now. I'll do it if I think it will help, but I'm just not sold that it is legit/worth it. Any thoughts?