Some studies reveal only about 15% of college graduates walk away from school with a job.
The number is even smaller for students who find a job in a field relevant to their degree.
Combine that with thousands of dollars in student debt and the first few months after graduation can become a stressful time for those students and their family.
LinkedIn, the social network for business has a treasure trove of information to help anyone network with people in their chosen fields but perhaps its greatest tool is “LinkedIn University”.
LinkedIn University is an off-shoot of the website that aggregates information for LinkedIn members from a particular college or university.
This helps students and grads find like-minded fellow alumni who might be able to help them get a foot in the door at their company.
Each institution has its own LinkedIn page. Go see for yourself.
There is a tab on the page which allows you to see current students and graduates of the school and their LinkedIn profile.
However, LinkedIn calls this website LinkedIn University in some places, including the URL, but has also named it “LinkedIn Alumni Tool”, LinkedIn for Higher Education, LinkedIn Students and a couple of other things.
You cannot access it easily from your LinkedIn profile either.
You must go to www.university.linkedin.com or search for your alma mater’s page.