LinkedIn connect to opportunity

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 members, including 40 million recent graduates and current students, use the tips below to develop a profile that stands out and is unique to your amazing skills. 

Ways to use LinkedIn:

  • Locate & connect with organizations
  • Stay in touch with contacts
  • Join groups to expand your network 
  • Explore career paths of UMD alumni
  • Platform to advertise your professional brand

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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. Log in screen shotsStudents: Linkedin Learning must be accessed using your UMD credentials to be freeYou will be asked to share your LinkedIn profile, but it is not required for access. 

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 
  • PLUS MANY MORE 

Setting tips to increase your visibility, Business 2 Community 

Manage your privacy- read this BEFORE connecting with professionals on LinkedIn

Student resources for LinkedIn