Tuesday, February 18

Workshop to give students primer on LinkedIn

"Teach Me How to LinkedIn"

Mathematical Sciences Building room 4000

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Students will have a chance to learn how to use the professional networking site LinkedIn during a free workshop Wednesday hosted by the undergraduate student government’s General Representative 1 office.

“Teach Me How to LinkedIn” will be run by Chris Vo, a fourth-year economics student and former LinkedIn intern, said Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative Manjot Singh, whose office is organizing the event. Vo, as well as fourth-year statistics student Spencer Graham-Thille and fourth-year computer science student Daniel Duan, will give a presentation on what LinkedIn provides as a company and how students can use the website to help find job opportunities.

LinkedIn is an international professional networking website with about 300 million members. Users can use the website to look for jobs, connect with colleagues and promote themselves to job recruiters.

Singh said the event is part of his office’s goal to help students feel more prepared to find jobs after college.

“We wanted to have a workshop that makes navigating the website and creating a profile very clear to students,” Singh said.

In addition to learning about LinkedIn, students will be able to show Vo their profiles and receive feedback about how to make them more appealing to potential employers.

The workshop will also have a photo booth for students to take professional head shots that can be uploaded to their LinkedIn profiles. Students who plan on taking a head shot should dress professionally, Singh said.

Singh added that he hopes students attend the workshop because he thinks using LinkedIn could help them network with potential employers.

“LinkedIn is instrumental to connecting with job recruiters and other students who are on similar career paths,” he said.

The workshop will be held Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Mathematical Sciences Building Room 4000.

Compiled by Kat Bocanegra-Speed, Bruin contributor.

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