Merit at Coastal Carolina University
WHAT IS MERIT?
Merit is a website that Coastal uses to publicize our student accomplishments, ranging from making the Dean’s List, getting an internship, or volunteering on campus. Merit organizes these achievements for each student on their own personal Merit page, where students can view their stories and add things like work experience and activities to their pages. Merit allows students to get recognition for their accomplishments and hard work, and students can even share their Merit achievements on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
HOW DOES IT BENEFIT STUDENTS?
Gives students a platform for discovery by those who make decisions about internships, grad school and jobs.
Merits are easy to share with the people who are invested in a student's outcomes and success.
CREATE A VISUAL RESUME
Establish an institution-verified online identity that showcases achievements from enrollment through graduation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Students win awards and honors or participate in campus events and activities. University Communication gets a list of the students involved and writes a short story about the event or accomplishment. A personalized article is published to Merit and sent to the local newspaper(s), high school(s) and government representative(s) of each student involved.
SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MERIT
Having another accolade under your name is always a good thing. Since Merit badges are awarded directly from Coastal, they offer a unique credibility boost that your resume can’t match. You can add unique information such as a bio, photos and work experience. Building this catalog of accomplishments and badges is an impressive way of mapping your successes and areas of expertise. Going the extra mile to show how you’ve taken advantage of your adventure at Coastal Carolina University could make the difference between that big internship, choice grad school or dream job.
WHAT IS A BADGE?
Merit badges recognize some of the great work you’re doing. Campus departments or colleges prepare a brief article about your achievement or recognition and award you one of the following badges: Achievement, Award, Competition, Internship, Leadership, Research, Service, Student Teaching or Study Abroad. Once you’ve received a badge, it will automatically be posted to your profile and you'll receive an email so you can share it with your friends, family and the world. Don't see a badge that fits your accomplishment? No problem, you can create your own to share! Get noticed for your achievements when your college passes along your story to your hometown newspaper and government representative. During your adventure at Coastal Carolina University, you’ll do great things. Let’s show them off. Examples:
HOW CAN I CLAIM MY MERIT PAGE?
Your page has been created by Coastal Carolina University and is waiting for your customization. Sign in with the link you received in the welcome email. Can’t find the email? Try these steps:
- Go to https://coastal.meritpages.com/ , search for your name and click the link to your page.
- Click “Is this you?” under the profile picture and enter your Coastal Carolina University email.
- Check your inbox and click the sign in link.
- Follow the prompts to customize your page and link it to social media.