Members of the Class of 2014 who enrolled before New Student Advising Days, you probably received an email notifying you about your LVC MeritPage. Here is some need-to-know information for you to make the most of your page!
What is MeritPages?
Lebanon Valley College uses MeritPages from readMedia to publicize your achievements and activities on campus – like studying abroad, making the dean’s list, or winning a scholarship. It creates personalized stories about these accomplishments, publishes them online at MeritPages.com, and sends them to your hometown newspapers. This makes sure you get credit for the good work you’re doing on campus, which helps with summer jobs, internships, and even job interviews and references after graduation.
It’s kind of like getting badges from Foursquare/SCVNGR/GetGlue except that these badges are for real accomlishments instead of just walking around or watching a TV show.
Your achievements are already on MeritPages.com, and Lebanon Valley College will email you a notification with a link to your online achievement each time you earn a new one. Search for your name by clicking here!
What is MeritPages.com?
- All of your online achievements are verified with a badge of approval from LVC. MeritPages then gathers all of your achievements into a profile that represents the beginning of a professional online resume.
- Your online achievements demonstrate to the world that you’ve really accomplished important things at LVC. Because every story is made to rank well in web searches and easy to share in social networks, employers or grad schools will find them when they Google your name.
- You can enhance your MeritPages profile by uploading your photo to make it more personal.
- You and your family can really help get this “good stuff” 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.
- You can also input your own achievements, such as activities, internships, volunteerism, and work experience.
Why is MeritPages.com important for students?
- MeritPages.com helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, and jobs find the “good stuff” about you by recognizing your accomplishments with badges that show that they’re genuine. It’s like having an online version of your diploma!
- Your MeritPages.com profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. 75% of companies research applicants online, and 70% have rejected applicants based on what they found. LVC and MeritPages.com are helping to give you a leg up in the job search process.