Did you make the dean's list, win an award, attend a conference, complete a volunteer project, or earn a certificate at Parkland? We don't just want to hear about it, we want to tell others about it, too!
Parkland can publicize your accomplishments through a program called Merit
. The software creates a free, personalized online achievement profile for every student at the college who claims their page. Parkland faculty, staff, and campus group leaders send achievement stories to Marketing for use on our collegewide Merit page, and any students named in those achievements get recognition on their personal page, with the stories sent to their hometown newspapers.
Students can then share their Merit stories on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
After you claim your personal Merit page, you can customize it by adding a photo, a few details about yourself, and work experience and campus involvement information. Your page is a great way to build your personal brand; use it to make an impression in future college applications, scholarships, and jobs.How to claim your Merit page
- Locate your Merit profile by visiting parkland.meritpages.com and typing your name in the search bar at the top.
- Click on “Is this you?” to the right of your name once it appears (but make sure the school and hometown listed are yours!).
- Enter your Parkland email address and click Submit. Merit will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to sign in.
- In the email, click on the link "Claim your Merit page" or "View my achievement." You’ll have three options for claiming your Merit page: Facebook, Twitter, or email. (If you choose Facebook, you will be able to set your own privacy conditions and permissions.) After you claim your page, you may add a photo and list other activities and work experience to your profile.
You may opt out at any time from having a Merit page.Congratulations on your accomplishments at Parkland College!