New York Institute of Technology students have access to a valuable tool to help promote their accomplishments in and out of the classroom: Merit Pages. This online platform allows students to post academic and co-curricular achievements and activities in one location—accessible to parents, elected officials, high school guidance counselors, and hometown media outlets as well as peers and even potential employers.
Returning students already have an established Merit web page that displays achievements entered by New York Tech’s strategic communications team or directly by students over the course of the last year. Achievements may include internships, academic and/or athletic awards, honor society inductions, community service, leadership achievements, scholarships, fellowships, and involvement in clubs and Greek life, among many others.
Newly enrolled students will receive a “Welcome to Merit” email to alert them that their page is established.
Students can personalize their Merit page by adding photos, importing information from LinkedIn, listing other achievements and work experiences, and connecting to social media pages. Students also have the option of opting out of the Merit platform.
Throughout the year, when New York Institute of Technology distributes an achievement through press releases and email notifications, students will receive an email and a link to their Merit page.
Students can find out more at nyit.edu/merit, access their individual Merit pages at nyit.meritpages.com, and can forward questions about Merit to the Office of Strategic Communications and External Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.