Sharing student successes with Readabout.me

Online service allows students to share achievements




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When University News makes an announcement about a student, he or she will get an e-mail with a link to the online story and a list of newspapers that received the news release.

University News is introducing a new way to spread good news about our students’ achievements. Readabout.me is an online service that allows RIT to send announcements, such as when students enroll, make the Dean’s List or earn a degree, to their hometown newspapers. These announcements also become online stories that are e-mailed to the students, so they can share their good news on Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites.

When University News creates a story, Readabout.me also creates an online profile for students, so they can add photos and other achievements. Collecting all of this good news in one place creates a positive online presence for RIT students—an important feature to have when companies turn to the Internet to research job applicants.

For example, a potential employer searching for recent graduate Kyle Grimaldi will come across his Readabout.me profile page and see that Kyle received a fellowship award and an Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Award from RIT. Kyle also added a photo, his major and that he played on the men’s soccer team. Kyle can share any of these accomplishments on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or LinkedIn.

For more information on Readabout.me, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Marie Lang at mdluns@rit.edu or 585-475-4955.

Note: Readabout.me is used in accordance with RIT’s student privacy policy. Any student who does not want directory information released must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing. Directory information includes name, program, hometown, dates of attendance at RIT and degrees and awards received.

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When University News makes an announcement about a student, he or she will get an e-mail with a link to the online story and a list of newspapers that received the news release.

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Kyle Grimaldi’s profile page shows stories that University News created about him as well as a photo and sports information that he added.