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In addition to having the required scholastic rank, members of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN):

  • possess an unimpeachable character;
  • are able to make use of the knowledge and information acquired;
  • have the capacity and willingness for hard work;
  • work in harmony with all types of people;
  • have a genial nature.

Prospective members

Were you invited to join IEEE-HKN? Make one of the most important steps toward your future success by becoming an active member. Learn why you should join IEEE-HKN.



In addition to all of the benefits and opportunities afforded to IEEE student members, IEEE-HKN members also enjoy a subscription to THE BRIDGE digital magazine, an IEEE-HKN Certificate of Membership, and the rights and privileges extended to those who have been inducted into IEEE-HKN (or formerly HKN) to use the designation throughout their lifetime. A member should proudly display the designation use the following expression of induction in his/her resume, bio, or CV: Inducted IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (date) (chapter).


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Member profiles

Each issue of IEEE-HKN's online publication, THE BRIDGE, profiles members for their contributions and achievements. Read past profiles or submit a profile for publication in THE BRIDGE.


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Planning for your future

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is recognized throughout the profession and Eta Kappa Nu members carry with them the distinction of superior scholarship, attitude, and character. Employers seek out IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu chapters and graduates and generally have a close recruiting relationship with chapters. Chapters often publish "Resume Books" and organize focused recruitment fairs, tech talks, and tours just to get to know the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu students. It is our tradition to help each other, to network, to find work, to advise, and to guide. Alumni chapters in particular were started to help fellow members in their professional lives.


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Update your membership information

Whether you are a current IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu student or alum, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu wants to keep in touch with you. The IEEE-HKN designation should be noted on your IEEE membership card. If it is not, let IEEE-HKN Headquarters know so that you receive IEEE-HKN updates and news throughout the years.


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