University of Virginia Tops List of Most Active Communities on the Near-Peer Mentoring Platform Mytonomy

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Students at University of Virginia have contributed over one hundred and fifty video testimonials to the online near-peer mentoring platform, Mytonomy.

It reaffirms my belief that UVa is a close-knit university and we all love it enough
to share our experiences and try to encourage high-schoolers to apply.

Students at the University of Virginia have contributed over one hundred and fifty video testimonials to the online near-peer mentoring platform Mytonomy, making them the website’s most active community at 2012’s end. Students gave insights into a broad range of topics, including the academic life and culture, extracurricular activities, quality of dormitories, and the quality of health services at the University of Virginia. In addition to describing their school more generally, students gave advice regarding twenty-two different majors.

The University of Virginia students’ adoption of the Mytonomy online advice-giving platform has coincided with the University’s new emphasis on online learning. When asked about the potential benefits of his university’s online learning initiative, student and Mytonomy user Lance Guthrie observed “there's potential for the growth of discussion boards related to each online class where students… can post thoughts and ideas about the sessions. It could be a great opportunity for furthered understanding of complex subjects”

On the size of the Mytonomy community at University of Virginia, Guthrie added “It reaffirms my belief that UVa is a close-knit university and we all love it enough to share our experiences and try to encourage high-schoolers to apply. Prospective students benefit from access to the wealth of UVa information available on Mytonomy.”

Mytonomy CEO Vinay Bhargava stated “our site can help high school students prepare for the ever evolving collegiate learning environment, by exposing them to the benefits of online learning communities, like ours, prior to ever setting foot on campus.”

Other top contributing schools in the Mytonomy network include the College of William and Mary, Cornell University, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University, and New York University. To read more about Mytonomy’s year in review visit their blog: http://mytonomy.tumblr.com/

Mytonomy is a near-peer mentoring platform for college and career. College students and professionals contribute video tutorials giving insights and advice on topics ranging from college admissions to career success, with a special focus on first-generation college going students and the STEM fields.

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