Student Accomplishments through readabout.me

What is readabout.me? 

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is using readabout.me from readMedia to publicize student achievements both in and out of the classroom. Students will receive recognition when they are named to an academic or leadership position, join a team, volunteer in the community, study abroad, make the dean’s list, earn a scholarship, and many more. 

This allows students to get credit for their achievements and activities, and creates an online profile at readabout.me that they can use for jobs, internships, and references after graduation. Students can also share their accolades with their friends and family to generate more interest and involvement in the opportunities UCCS offers.

readMedia BadgesWhy 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  heir accomplishments with official college "badges" that show that they're authentic.
  • A readabout.me profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. Many companies now research applicants online, and some have rejected applicants based on what they found there. A student's readabout.me profile is a way for them to shine online.
  • Students who are featured are informed of the announcement through their university e-mail address and encouraged to share their accomplishments with family and friends through social media channels such as Facebook. This reinforces the positive accomplishment and reflects positively on the university as a whole.

 How do students claim their profiles?

  1. Go to readabout.me and search for your name.
  2. Next to your name, find the option to claim your profile.
  3. Enter your UCCS email address and submit the form. readabout.me will send you a confirmation email.
  4. Claim your readabout.me profile by clicking on the “connect with Facebook” button in the email you receive.

Follow the Facebook prompts for logging in and connecting to your Facebook account. By doing this, you’ve claimed your readabout.me profile.

How to opt out

To opt out of the program, simply email the UCCS Office of Admissions and Records at admrec@uccs.edu and request that a 'directory privacy flag' be posted to your student record.

 How can you help?

  • UCCS faculty and staff student accomplishments to Philip Denman, social media and communications specialist, University Advancement, MH 410.
  • Use the Excel template below to submit lists of student information accomplishments. Simply save it to your computer, input the required information, and return it to Philip at pdenman@uccs.edu along with brief description of the achievement. (Note: You can add additional columns of information such as student major, year, etc. if you desire.)

Click here to download template (29KB Exel)