What is IEEE-HKN?

HKN is the official honors society for IEEE, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

What does HKN do at UCSD?

HKN hosts a diverse range of workshops and events to promote technical, professional, and academic development. Through these initiatives, we aim to inspire continuous growth and provide invaluable resources to help our members and the engineering community thrive in their respective fields.

If I am not a member, can I still come to events?

Yes! Many of our events are open for anyone to attend. We aim to host events to help our attendees to improve both technically and professionally as well as provide a space to meet like-minded people.

What benefits come from membership?

– Job opportunities only for HKN members.
– Alumni network and support
– Membership-only events
– Graduation stole and cord
– Access to HKN’s lounge
– One year of IEEE membership with induction
– Resume enhancement
– Mentoring
– Long lasting friendships with fellow members and alumni

I am a graduate student.  Can I induct into HKN?

Yes.  Any student currently enrolled in a program of study leading to the master’s or doctorate degree in a major under the ECE, CSE, MAE, BENG, DSC, MATH-CS, or COGS-ML departments, and has completed one full academic quarter at UC San Diego.

I am a faculty member.  Can I induct into HKN?

All faculty of the ECE, CSE, MAE, BENG, DSC, MATH-CS, or COGS-ML departments with the rank of Assistant Professor or higher are eligible for membership.

How do I complete my induction hours?

You can complete the hours required for induction by attending any HKN events, which can vary in time.

How do I sign up for my induction interview?

We will release a schedule of interview times to current candidates a few weeks before the induction ceremony.

If I cannot finish my points this cycle, what should I do?

You can complete your points next cycle. A maximum of 3 points will carry over to the next cycle and you will need a new invitation.

Is there a resume book available for current HKN members?

There is no current resume book of active members available.  If interested in reaching out to our membership regarding outreach or job opportunities, please contact us at hkn.kappa.psi@gmail.com.

Can I induct in the next cycle instead if I haven’t completed the course requirement for my major?

You need to receive a new invitation email again in order to induct in a later cycle.

Do I need to attend the induction ceremony?

Yes! You will become an official member ONLY after you attend an induction ceremony. You could attend a ceremony at a different HKN chapter (with our approval) if you cannot make it to our induction ceremony date.

Do I get points for interviewing and attending the induction ceremony?


Can I interview before complete the required 10 points?

Yes. You need to complete the 10 points by the day of the induction ceremony. However, note that you need to complete 6 points by the end of week 9 of the quarter you are invited in order to be eligible for interviews.