Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The 411 on Merit

Recently, we encouraged you to check out Merit, an online platform that allows us to create and publish personalized stories about members’ achievements such as being initiated into the Society, receiving a Phi Kappa Phi award, becoming a chapter officer and more.

If you’re still on the hunt for more information about this great tool, check out the below Frequently Asked Questions and resources to help you get started today.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
When a member receives an achievement (being initiated, becoming a chapter officer, receiving a Phi Kappa Phi award, etc.), Society Headquarters creates a personalized story about the accomplishment and awards a badge to be published on the member’s Merit profile. (See a sample profile.) These stories are then also sent to the member’s hometown newspaper for publication.

HOW DO I GET A PROFILE?
If you were initiated into the Society prior to March 2013, you can request a badge by emailing hbreaux@phikappaphi.org with your name and member ID number.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Merit creates a professional and powerful online profile that showcases success and achievements. These profiles can be beneficial when applying for an internship, job, scholarship or graduate school. Furthermore, Merit provides a simple and easy way to share these accomplishments with family and friends through social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter.


Read the Merit Quick Start Guide for additional FAQs and check out Phi Kappa Phi's Merit page to see what member achievements could be awarded to you!

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