Did you know that more than 75% of companies research applicants online and 70% report that they have rejected applicants based on what they found? Don’t be a statistic. Check your privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter, and share your Alvernia accomplishments — like studying abroad, making the dean’s list, or honor society inductions — with potential employers via student MERIT pages.
In addition to sending student accomplishment announcements to hometown newspapers, Alvernia University helps students create a positive online presence through individual online MERIT profiles. Students receive an email each time Alvernia recognizes an accomplishment. So be sure to share your stories with family and friends through social media! You can even personalize your Merit page and add other activities and accomplishments that employers might be interested in.