What is readabout.me?
Lebanon Valley College uses readabout.me software from readMedia to publicize student achievements and activities on campus – like studying abroad, making the dean’s list, or winning a scholarship. It creates personalized stories about these accomplishments, publishes them online at readabout.me, and sends them to hometown newspapers. This makes sure students get credit for the good work they’re doing on campus, which helps with summer jobs, internships, and even job interviews and references after graduation.
In this U.S. News and World Report article, Tito Valdes '14 and Emily Summey help to explain how readabout.me presents students in a professional light.
Why is readabout.me important for students?
- readabout.me helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, and jobs find the “good stuff” about students, and recognizes their accomplishments with badges that show that they’re authentic.
- A readabout.me profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. 75% of companies research applicants online, and 70% have rejected applicants based on what they found there.
How can you help?
- Submit student accomplishments to Emily Summey, director of media relations and campus communications. Think about research presentations and publishing, conference attendance, departmental honor societies and awards, service learning initiatives, academic trips, volunteer activities, etc. The best hometown news releases include multiple students.
- Use the below template to submit lists of student accomplishments. Simply save it to your computer, input the required information, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't know all of the information, that's ok. With the students' LVC email address, we can track down the missing pieces.
Hometown News Release Template