There is quite a bit of confusion sometimes with college students and LinkedIn. With the biggest question being, “If I already have a Facebook account, then what’s the point?” Well… there is quite a big divide actually. You see, LinkedIn is a strictly professional networking site bringing 55 million professionals together from around the world to share knowledge and network. Unlike Facebook, with LinkedIn you never have to worry about inappropriate photos or funny quizzes you took with your roommate last year.
If you are curious at how to get started…check out this great presentation below.
Once you do join as many groups to facilitate ease of digital networking. These would be a handful of my personal recommendations:
- Gonzaga Career Center
- Gonzaga Alumni Association
- Gonzaga University
- Gonzaga University Alumni
- PDX Job Search
- Job Spot Seattle
Of course there are literally hundreds of different groups, make sure to join the one that fits your field, industry or geographic preference.