This guide supports and supplements the curriculum of Adulting 101: Level Up Your LinkedIn, a workshop put on by the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library in partnership with University Career Services. The workshop guides participants as they create their own LinkedIn profiles and maximize their professional online presence. You can use the resources in this guide to build a LinkedIn profile that attracts potential employers and increases your professional network.
LinkedIn for Students provides a suite of resources designed to help students get to know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and also to help you get started using LinkedIn. Visit the homepage to see all of the resources available, or browse some of the tip sheets, handbooks, and videos below.
This video introduces some of the key steps you should take when setting up your LinkedIn profile.
This video introduces LinkedIn's alumni tool, publishing options, and other ways to network on LinkedIn.
Use this rubric to evaluate and improve your LinkedIn profile according to standards like quality, completeness, and professionalism. The rubric is adapted from the LinkedIn Profile Review Rubric for Undergraduates created by the Career Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Staff from University Career Services recommend that students beginning the job search process familiarize themselves with these career organizations. Both organizations provide resources to help students set career goals, search for jobs, and expand their professional networks.