ZeeMee: The future of college applications?


Cheyenne Buyert’s page on ZeeMee is complete with a video, photos, and accomplishments, so that colleges will know Buyert in a more personal matter

ZeeMee, founded by Juan Jaysingh and Adam Metcalf, a former SHS teacher, is a free online profile that showcases a student’s hobbies, skills, and accomplishments to colleges so that they may get a better view of the student beyond statistics and test scores. The site also connects students with college representatives.

Sheridan High School senior Cheyenne Buyert had the opportunity to represent the company and travel with the ZeeMee team to New York on Sept. 7-11 to be a part of Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends.

The purpose of this trip was to promote ZeeMee, attend business meetings, and form connections.

Buyert said, “It was so cool to be in the studios and meet the Fox & Friends reporters.”

Of the many highlights of the trip, Buyert explained that having lunch with the biggest financial investor in Russia and touring the city were among some of the best parts.

Buyert plans to attend Princeton University for dance after high school and feels that working with ZeeMee has and will continue to assist her in achieving her goal. Buyert said a lot of colleges have acknowledged her ZeeMee profile and it is definitely worth creating an account.

ZeeMee has opened a vide variety of opportunities for this senior, from employment (she was offered a job with the company and will work with them in California this summer) to providing an array of skills including communication and professionalism that will help her in her future.

Of the entire ZeeMee experience, Buyert says, “ I loved it. The whole team is amazing and they totally spoiled me. I’m so grateful for these opportunities!”

Not only is ZeeMee a tool to use for applying to colleges, it can also be included on job applications as well. Because ZeeMee shows who someone is as an individual rather than just a student, it proves to be very versatile in its uses. Buyert included that she will be using her ZeeMee page as a resume in the future as well. This website is a resource for students of all ages and grade levels.