LinkedIn is a powerful tool for cultivating your network, job searching, and creating your personal brand. Make the most of it by getting connected with alumni and industry professionals.
Connect with Professionals
- Join the UA Alumni Group as a student with over 30,000 members.
- Use the LinkedIn Alumni Tool to search for UA alumni who work in your industry. You can add additional filters for city, employer, and keywords. The alumni tool is a great way to discover employers in your industry, explore career paths, and to build your network with alumni in your field.
- Joining LinkedIn groups related to your industry will also allow you to identify possible connections and opportunities.
LinkedIn has numerous resources just for students. Find out what you can do on Linkedin - and what it can do for you!
How to Reach out to People on LinkenIn
You should always personalize your message when you connect with someone on LinkedIn. Your message should be short, professional, and clear. Mention any commonalities (like the UA, your fraternity or sorority, or mutual friends.) Don't sound pushy, demanding, or as if you're just looking for a job. For example:
I found you on LinkedIn while looking for mechanical engineers in Chicago, and I am hoping you would be willing to network with a fellow Wildcat. I am a junior at the University of Arizona, and I am trying to learn more about engineering employers in the Midwest. Is there any chance I could ask you a question or two about your employer over the phone or via email? And please let me know if I can ever help you!
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Job & Internship Search Preparation
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Employer Information Sessions
Employer Information Session are events hosted by employers to educate students and prospective job applicants about their company. Many companies hold information sessions on campus during the recruiting season in order to explain the job opportunities they have available and offer more information about