Alvernia University uses MERIT to publicize student achievements and activities on campus – like studying abroad, making the dean’s list, or honor society inductions.
We send stories about your accomplishments to your hometown newspaper and publish achievement badges to an online profile — made just for you — at on alvernia.meritpages.com. (It’s kind of like getting badges from Foursquare, except that these badges are for real accomplishments instead of just visiting a building.
You’ll receive an email each time Alvernia recognizes something you’ve done on campus. Be sure to share your badges with family and friends through social media, blogs, etc.
Did you know that 75% of companies will research applicants online, and that 70% have rejected applicants based on what they found? Don’t be a statistic. Check your privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter, and share your Merit accomplishments profile with potential employers to help land that great job or internship! You can even personalize your Merit page and add other activities and accomplishments that employers might be interested in.
You can enhance your Merit accomplishment profile by claiming your page and uploading photos and activities to make it more personal.
You and your family can really help get your achievements in front of employers and grad schools by liking them, tweeting them, linking to them (on blogs or other websites), posting them to Tumblr and whatever else you can think of.
Don't see accomplishments for everything you're up to? You can input achievements such as activities, internships, volunteerism, and work experience.