Middle Tennessee State University wants to do a better job celebrating the great things Blue Raider students are achieving while on campus and has partnered with the free online service called Merit to publish stories about those MTSU-related accomplishments.
In addition to the university website and Facebook and Twitter feeds, MTSU-verified student achievements will appear on https://mtsu.meritpages.com as well as a student’s personal Merit page, which has already been created for each student.
All MTSU students will receive a welcome email on Monday, Oct. 31, or soon after that gives them access to their Merit page and more information about how they can share news of their achievements. Students can also view a PDF of instructions for sharing their accomplishments.
With the click of a button, students can share successes that include dean’s list, commencement, university scholarships and awards, internships, study-abroad trips, athletic accomplishments and more with their family and friends via their social media accounts.
MTSU’s Office of News and Media Relations will also send these achievement stories to the media who serve a student’s hometown ZIP code, their former high school, and the state legislators who represent their hometown.
Students can start using the platform by simply signing in to their Merit page and adding a picture, academic activities and additional work experience.
This personalized collection of college achievements can benefit students as they move forward in their academic careers and later when they’re seeking employment.
An added benefit is that once each student’s Merit page is created, it goes with them upon graduation. It belongs to the student to add to as they see fit, and if future graduate schools or employers use Merit to recognize accomplishments, the MTSU graduate can add their new accomplishments to it as well.
Have any questions? Contact the MTSU Office of News and Media Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.