LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online network with more than 562 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. The mission of LinkedIn is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, it is useful to sign-up and create a profile on LinkedIn as it is a great resource to keep in touch with your fellow students/alumni or to further build your professional network and online presence.
If you are a student and a complete starter in the world of LinkedIn, you might want to visit the For Students section where you can learn about the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help you get started. Furthemore, The Student Job Hunting Handbook Series (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 ) is a site dedicated for student internships and jobs for graduates. It is packed with insights and tips from our 400 million+ members, this series is designed to help students move into the professional world with confidence. Whether you are in your senior year or a few semesters out, this series will give you the preparation you need to start your career.
If you are interested in further crafting your profile and build your network, or to learn about tips and tricks, you can make use of the following resources:
The LinkedIn Makeover blog is Donna Serdula's advice for building, updating and optimizing a professional LinkedIn profile.