Merit Worth Celebrating
Capturing and Sharing Student Success with Merit Pages.
WHAT IS MERIT?
Kent State University knows that our students are doing great things, merit worth illuminating. Kent State therefore uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into a verified online profile – a Merit page. – just for you. Your Merit page is automatically updated by Kent State when you make the dean’s list, study abroad, earn academic and institutional awards, and more. By using Merit, Kent State publishes stories about your accomplishments and showcases your achievements on kent.meritpages.com.
We are proud to have you as a Kent State student, and we look forward to sharing your successes!
WHY IS MERIT BENEFICIAL?
Students begin by signing into a basic Merit page, yet can personalize it by creating a custom URL, adding a picture, bio, academic and co-curricular activities and affiliations, links to your work and/or portfolio(s), as well as work experience. A personal Merit page helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school and jobs find the “good stuff” about you and get a better picture of what you’ve done and what you’ve been recognized for. Because your Merit page has verified achievements by Kent State, it’s got credibility that a resume alone can’t match. And better yet, it’s updated for you! It’s like a resume or a LinkedIn profile that builds itself and that you don’t have to remember to update.
HOW DOES MERIT WORK?
Once your Merit page is created by Kent State, you'll receive an email welcoming you to Merit, as well as your login information, with a temporary password.
When you click on the link to view your Merit page, you'll be prompted to begin filling in important information using Facebook or LinkedIn, such as your bio, photo, and work experience. These fields can also be changed after you import information.
When Kent State updates your Merit page with achievements you'll receive an email with a link to view your story online, which you can then share on your social media accounts if you choose to.
For answers to frequently asked questions about what Merit is, how to customize your Merit page, how to change your privacy settings, and more, visit help.meritpages.com.