Golden Key Was Founded in 1977. Its main purpose was, and still is, to recognise academic achievement among college and university students. Traditionally, the top 15% of undergraduate upperclassmen are invited to join.
Golden Key membership, by invitation only, is offered to the top 15% of juniors and seniors in all fields of study at major colleges and universities worldwide. Qualifying for Golden Key membership acknowledges exceptional ability to perform at a high academic level.
1. Academic Recognition
Recognition by an international honours organization
Induction ceremony and reception honoring new members
Personalized membership certificate
2. Resume Builder
Strengthens and enhances your resume
Promotes distinction as a scholar and as a high achiever
3. Exclusive Job/Career Opportunities
Exclusive internship and employment opportunities through Golden Key's corporate affiliates
Career Assistance Reference (500+ employers)
Golden Key online career center providing access to 14,000 employers and tools to assist in your job search
4. Scholarships & Awards
Over $300,000 awarded annually in undergraduate and graduate scholarships
Click Here to view a listing of Golden Key scholarships and awards.
5. Networking: Nationally and Internationally
280+ chapters in the U.S., Virgin Islands, Puerto Rice, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia
One million members from 151 countries
Network of high achievers, accomplished university faculty and staff, and global companies
Access to Golden Key's international chapter directory and online alumni directory
6. Leadership and Community Service Opportunities
Local, regional and international leadership positions
International conventions and regional conferences
Local, regional and international community service programs
7. Web Based Training
Golden Key webinars focus on teaching chapter officers and members about available online resources, chapter standards, service opportunities and much more.
Sample Webinars from the Golden Key Website are available Here
8. Graduate School Connections
Golden Key believes in connecting its members with continuing educational opportunities.
The Society maintains graduate school partnerships with academic institutions that provide various graduate degree opportunities.