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New online tool recognizes student achievements

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1/31/2013 —

This semester Penn State Brandywine launched a new program that will recognize student achievements online and allow them to share these successes with the virtual world. Readabout.me acts as an online student profile showcasing outstanding awards and honors bestowed upon the students during their careers at the campus. 

Students will receive badges that highlight academic, co-curricular and athletic accomplishments, such as winning an award, making the Dean’s List, studying abroad, reaching an athletics milestone or earning a degree. A student will be assigned a profile when his or her first badge is awarded. Any subsequent badges will be added to that profile. These profiles can be customized by each student to feature a photo, related work experience, clubs and organizations and more.

Take a look at the campus’ profile page and click on the profiles of students who have already received badges for examples.

The profiles are laid out to appear as online résumés or professional summaries showcasing each student’s skills and experience, as well as official certifications or “achievements” awarded by the campus.

The idea behind these profiles is to allow students to create a positive online personality, which can be shared with potential employers.

Each student who receives an achievement badge will be notified via email and provided with a link to his or her professional profile. Parents are also able to receive notifications if their email addresses are provided. Students and parents are encouraged to share these accomplishments and profiles on social networks and to keep the information up-to-date.

For more information on how to create a profile once a badge has been awarded, please visit http://readabout.me/ online. Additional questions can be directed to Risa Page at RLP29@psu.edu.

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