5 Reasons Why Students Going to America Should Join LinkedIn

  1. LinkedIn Answers
  2. LinkedIn Today
  1. Specialties
  2. Skills
  3. Recommendations
  • To add to that strong positive profile, use LinkedIn’s tool for gathering and displaying recommendations from other users who you have worked with either during your studies or professionally. So, as you go through your Master’s or doctoral programs in your American university and work with professors there or, in internships in American companies build your credibility by collecting recommendations from them. According to Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career (and global spokesperson for LinkedIn) LinkedIn is “an online resume on steroids”.
  • While Facebook is an amazing tool for keeping track of (and even rediscovering) friends, it may not be the most appropriate forum for keeping in touch with your professors or project guides at your university or, specialists whom you have worked with in industry or have consulted while writing research papers. For these you need a different kind of forum which is exactly what LinkedIn provides. LinkedIn offers a platform for maintaining your professional network while keeping it separate from your personal life.
  • Finally, if you join early, get to know how LinkedIn works and keep connecting with professionals in the field throughout your Master’s or Doctoral program, you will reap the benefits when you make a start on your professional career: your LinkedIn contacts helps might let you know of opportunities or provide references for you.

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