At USC Aiken we educate and develop skilled students. We also show students how to market themselves locally, nationally, and globally. A primary USC Aiken marketing platform is a verified online profile called Merit Pages.
Student accomplishments, like making the Dean’s List, is automatically added to their Merit page. Merit information is sent to their hometown media outlets and select state representatives. Students can add jobs and volunteer work to their individual MERIT pages and create great profile for potential employers.
Details on how to create a student MERIT page are in each Student Orientation packet when they start at USC Aiken, and are also available here. Please encourage your student to update his/her MERIT page regularly!
What is Merit and how does it benefit students?
USC Aiken uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments. USC Aiken turns those achievements into a Merit page—a verified online profile—for every one of our students. These pages are automatically updated when you win awards, are elected to honor societies, study abroad, and more. All student achievement stories will be published on our institutional Merit page. Through Merit, we’ll also share these accomplishments with your hometown media outlets, your family (if you choose) and your high school.
You can see that we have already begun using Merit to promote activities and news. http://usca.meritpages.com/news
How are student Merit pages updated?
USC Aiken creates and updates all student Merit pages; no work is required of you. However, we hope you will want to customize your Merit page URL, by adding a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience. In a few days, you’ll receive an email invitation to claim your Merit page along with instructions on how you can personalize it.
How can students use their Merit pages?
Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at USC Aiken. You may include your Merit page URL on your resume and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. You can also connect your Merit page to social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to share your accomplishments with friends and family.
How can I submit a student achievement for consideration?
Faculty, staff and others can submit news about student accomplishments via an online form University Communications may reach out for further information, as needed.
Who can I contact for more information about Merit?
Please check your usca.edu email account for an invitation to join us on Merit.