Benefits of Membership

You've worked hard in school. Now, how do you stand out from the crowd?

graduation at George Mason University - a sea of green caps and gowns

Finding a way to stand out has never been more important than now, when graduates face a difficult job market.

Prospective employers have trouble judging your academic performance from your transcript and GPA. Due to grade inflation, plenty of graduates have high GPAs.

But the "seal of approval" offered by a prestigious honor society can mark you as a top performer, because membership is offered to only a small percentage of students. This is especially helpful at schools like GMU, where class rank is not published.

Some other points to consider (for more information, see

Two more notes for undergraduates: