Wesleyan has just partnered with Merit, an online service that helps colleges and universities celebrate and share students’ accomplishments. More than 300 institutions now use Merit, including many of our peers.
Each student will have a Merit page, a verified professional profile that outlines their accomplishments at Wesleyan—from research and academic awards to study abroad, volunteer work and co-curricular activities—and can be shared with prospective employers, graduate schools and others. Students don’t need to do anything to maintain their Merit pages, but they’ll have the ability if they wish to enhance them with photos, bios, other activities or work experience. Students may also choose not to participate. At this time, Merit is being rolled out for first year students, sophomores and juniors.
Through Merit, updates are also pushed out to social networks, sent to every student’s high school, hometown news outlets, and families.
“As we all know, Wesleyan students do amazing things. This new system allows us to share those great stories with family, community, potential employers and graduate schools in a way that connects each of them with a student excelling here,” said Chief Communications Officer Key Nuttall.
Faculty and staff may submit news of student achievements by emailing email@example.com or posting information here.
More information about Wesleyan’s involvement with Merit is available here.