What should students know?
Your Merit page is created automatically when you begin your UVM journey. The university adds verified achievements such as Dean's List attainment and graduation to students' Merit pages. Students can add important projects and milestones—honors and awards, research projects, internships, study abroad, and participation in campus clubs and organizations—to their Merit page and can upload their résumé and add employment history.
You can enhance your page if you desire—and we hope that you do. Merit lets students customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities, and include work experience.
When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter/X, 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 the UVM story and help us tell it.
Can students manage privacy settings?
If your directory information is unrestricted you can participate in Merit. Learn more about directory information. Merit is among the places where UVM uses legal first name, rather than lived 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.