LinkedIn for Students & Alumni

What is LinkedIn?

You may have heard that the old adage “It’s not what you know but who you know,” or that the most effective way to secure a job is through networking – if so, you’ve heard right!

One online resource that exists to help you with professional networking is LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is designed to be a professional and career focused version of social media.

Armed with a professional profile that mimics a résumé, LinkedIn users can do several things, including:

  • Connect with coworkers, classmates, friends, family, and make new contacts;
  • Receive recommendations for the work you’ve done;
  • Have your profile accessible to employers and search for job opportunities;
  • Reach out to professionals in your field to network and learn more about the industry;
  • Create a professional presence on the Web.

You can also use this site to reach out to professionals in your field to network, learn more about the industry, and create a professional presence on the web.

LinkedIn provides you with the opportunity to join networking groups in order to engage in discussions in your area of interest. Types of groups include:

  • Alumni
  • Corporate
  • Professional
  • Non-profit
  • Other special interests

Did you know that Wright State has over 50 groups on LinkedIn? These groups are a great way to find alumni and professionals working in your field of interest.

Join our Career Services group on LinkedIn

Our group on LinkedIn: Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State

Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State is a group on LinkedIn for students, alumni, Wright State faculty and staff, and employers to engage in career related conversations.

Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State allows members to:

  • Connect with students and alumni to engage in conversation regarding careers;
  • Network with employers interested in recruiting WSU students and alumni and view job opportunities;
  • Share resources, tips, and leads with the WSU community;
  • Ask career related questions that can be answered by Career Service staff, alumni, and employers.
How do I join the group?

Creating a profile is quick and easy, and best of all, it’s free!

Create a free personal account on LinkedIn »

Join the Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State group

Additional resources for success on LinkedIn

Review videos 1 through 6 from the LinkedIn Student Learning Center:

Documents from LinkedIn Career Services Center

LinkedIn for Employers

LinkedIn is an online networking site designed to be a professional and career focused version of social media.

How can LinkedIn help me in reaching students and alumni?

On LinkedIn, you can:

  • Promote your company for recruiting purposes
  • Search for qualified candidates
  • Post jobs and internship opportunities
  • Engage in conversation with other professionals
  • Make your profile accessible to students who are in the job search process

For more information on ways LinkedIn can assist you with your recruiting needs:

Visit the LinkedIn Page for Recruiters »

You can create a free personal account, or your organization may purchase a Business Account.

Review account options »

LinkedIn is designed to be a professional and career-focused version of social media.

The LinkedIn network and the Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State group on LinkedIn is a great way to reach students and alumni.  Participate in our discussion forum, post jobs, and share news articles and other resources that would appeal to job seekers.

Our group on LinkedIn: Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State

Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State is a group on LinkedIn for students, alumni, WSU faculty and staff, and employers to engage in career-related conversations.

Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State allows members to:

  • Connect with students and alumni to engage in conversation regarding careers;
  • Network with students and alumni and post job and internship opportunities;
  • Share resources, tips, and leads with the WSU community;
  • Increase your presence by answering career related questions posed by students.
How do I join?

Creating a profile is quick and easy, and best of all, it’s free!

Create a free personal account on LinkedIn »

Then:

Join the Get Connected with Career Services at Wright State group »