- Elon University has launched a new "visual experiential transcript" to provide students and potential employers with a unique view of their undergraduate accomplishments and activities.
- The school provides an infographic presentation of participation in each of the institution's areas of independent learning: service, undergraduate research, leadership, internship, and global engagement
- The resource was funded in part by the Lumina Foundation, and piloted with the graduating class of 2016.
This initiative allows Elon students to have a distinct advantage in interviewing processes over competitors, because it provides a cost-effective tool of assessing a student's interest and work ethic while covertly showing their institution to be a step above in preparation and rigor, thanks to the attention to detail in the transcript.
As colleges are seeking ways to attract more students and gain corporate and nonprofit partnerships, little touches like this initiative are an ideal way to attract headlines and provide additional cost-value to students. Additionally, they give funders extra opportunities to see where donation dollars can be spent serving their philanthropic goals, as well as student needs outside of the classroom.