Mount Union Recognizes Student Success with Merit Pages
September 02, 2015
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union is now using Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and build free Merit pages for each Mount Union student.
Student Merit pages are automatically updated by Mount Union when students do something great. Achievements can include making the Dean’s List, studying abroad, receiving an internship or earning a scholarship. With each achievement a student earns, a unique, specialized badge is added to his or her Merit page. A badge symbolizes the verification of an achievement and connects a student’s accomplishments with the University of Mount Union. All of these achievements and badges build over time and look impressive next to a resume or connected on a LinkedIn page.
Aside from achievements, students can also add their work experience and campus involvement and can include links to photos and videos. This gives students a platform to include more in-depth information than a resume typically includes. Merit also allows students to create a personal biography.
Students can also follow each other to compare achievements, see each other’s experiences and organizational positions and get notifications about each other’s accounts. Having an exceptional Merit page could be the first step toward creating and maintaining a positive and professional online presence that can help students move forward in the academic and career worlds.
Merit allows students to receive the recognition that they deserve. Students can share their earned badges on Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites to let their friends and family know what they are accomplishing while at Mount Union. In addition, Merit also sends hometown releases to a student’s hometown newspaper so friends and family at home can stay up to date on accomplishments.
Students who don’t already have a Merit page will be receiving an email soon and can follow the link in the email to claim their own Merit page and begin taking advantage of all Merit offers to celebrate student success.