Are you studying engineering? If so, why not join an organization that will assist in your future? It will be much cheaper, you state, if you join while a student. If you can afford it and your future is in engineering, and this organization will help you attain your future goals, go for it.
I am not a joiner of anything except NRA. Many organizations exist to solicit money to pay their staff. Check them out before you depart with your cash.
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