Most people these days are connected on Facebook and Twitter, but have you discovered LinkedIn? Maybe you have heard about it and wondered if you really need to sign up for another form of social media. Of all, THIS is the one you do not want to miss. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 175 million members, and growing larger every day.
On LinkedIn you can set up a personal profile similar to an online resume where you can display your work experience, internships, leadership positions, service, achievements, and more. It’s a perfect way to connect with a large network including classmates, alumni, faculty, staff and professionals in your field of interest.
Did I convince you yet? Check out this short video from the LinkedIn Learning Center
Not only is LinkedIn a wonderful tool for your personal network and career development, but it is also a great way to connect with University of Richmond alumni. Similar to Facebook, LinkedIn has a groups feature and “University of Richmond Career Connections” is the group dedicated to UR students, alumni, and constituents sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Career Services. Through this group you can search for alumni and students that are in your desired career field or geographic location to make new connections. Learn more about how to properly use LinkedIn here.
So what are you waiting for? Create your account today, join the University of Richmond Career Connections group and start networking toward that desired internship or job!