Make the most of the largest professional social networking platform, LinkedIn, by engaging with the resources and tips linked below. With over 500 million people on LinkedIn, including 40 million recent graduates and current students, use the tips below to stand out and and highlight your unique skills. 

Use LinkedIn to: Locate & connect with organizations, Stay in touch with contacts, Join groups to expand your network, Explore career paths of UMD alumni, Advertise your professional brand. Get started with the LinkedIn Profile Checklist for BSOS Majors.

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Use LinkedIn to:


UMD students, faculty, and staff have free access to Linkedin Learning, an online learning service that can help professionals learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Curated LinkedIn Learning videos for BSOS students:

Add a new skill (sample topics below): 

  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Business Skills
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science Tools
  • Ecommerce
  • Excel 2019
  • Finance
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Python
  • Social Media Marketing
  • SPSS
  • R for Data Science 
  • Web Design 

Setting tips to increase your visibility, Business 2 Community 

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Student resources for LinkedIn

Offer freelance services through LinkedIn