The University of Vermont uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into a verified online profile – a Merit page – for every one of our students. These Merit pages are updated by UVM when students earn achievements like making the dean's list, winning academic awards, participating in internships, and more. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. use Merit to recognize and promote success via personalized Merit pages for their students.
Updates to Merit pages are also shared with a network of stakeholders that care deeply about each student’s success, including hometown media outlets as well as parents and friends via social networks.
Have more questions about Merit?
For answers about how to enhance your page, connect it to social networks, control privacy settings and more, visit Merit's knowledge base for students. Other questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should students know?
Your Merit page is created and updated automatically – you don’t have to maintain it; the college does it for you! Other organizations in the Merit network, like national honor societies, greek organizations, and service groups can also add achievements to your Merit page.
You can, however, enhance and add to your page if you desire – and we hope that you do. Merit allows students to customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience.
When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you’ll ensure that your friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities you’re taking advantage of and being recognized for at UVM. It’s an important way for you to be a part of our story and help us tell it.
Can students manage privacy settings?
If your directory information is unrestricted you can participate in Merit. To learn more about directory information, click here. Merit is among the places where UVM uses legal first name, rather than preferred first name. Learn more about UVM's use of preferred names and pronouns.
You can also opt out of Merit at any time, or customize your privacy settings.
What else can students do with Merit?
In addition to enhancing their Merit pages and connecting them to social networks, students can and should include their Merit page URL on their resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at UVM.
Last modified April 26 2016 07:16 PM