LinkedIn

Think of your LinkedIn profile as an interactive business card.  It's a summary of your professional experience, interests, and capabilities that is designed to attract the attention of important people who are searching for you online -- recruiters, networking contacts, and grad school admissions officers.  A strong profile is a key differentiator in the job market..."

(taken from "How to Build a Professional Student LinkedIn Profile")

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LinkedIn is a social network designed to allow you to connect with others, to explore and learn about career paths in your field, and to research companies for whom you may wish to work one day.  The social networking tool also empowers you to control your online presence so that when recruiters search for you online, they come upon a professional and thoughtful introduction to you, your skill sets, and the unique niche you occupy in your field.

Browse the resources on this page to learn more about LinkedIn and how you can use it to your advantage as you progress through your academic and professional career.

 

Learn about LinkedIn through this tutorial:

LinkedIn Print Resources

.browse through the resources below for more tips on how to use LinkedIn as you explore careers, search for internships, or as you look to secure a full-time job.

LinkedIn Etiquette Guide

Job Searching Tips

The LinkedIn Blog: Article - New Profile Sections Designed for Students

 

Connect with Employers Through LinkedIn

The PhilaU Talent Network is a group where employers, Philadelphia University students, and alumni can network, engage in discussions and facilitate career conversations.

Join this group by visiting the Group Directory in LinkedIn and search for the "PhilaU Talent Network" group. Employers join this group to interact with Philadelphia University talent including both current students and experienced alumni. PhilaU students and alumni can join this group to connect with Philadelphia University employer partners.


Students/Alumni: Check out the Career Services Center for additional resources at www.philau.edu/careerservices. Not sure how to engage with employers on LinkedIn? Check out details in the section above for tips!