Expand Your Network / Mentor

Here you’ll find guidelines for building your professional network and connecting with mentors. For industry-specific advice, be sure to check out the Career Communities.

Networking on LinkedIn: Advice for Students

College students with LinkedIn Profiles can use the site to build a professional network, see real-time job alerts, be discovered by prospective employers, do research to prepare for interviews, and demonstrate dedication to pursuing a career or making a name for themselves in an industry. Getting started with LinkedIn is easy. Here are some resources to help you get and stay LinkedIn.

Help Handshake (and LinkedIn!) Help You

Handshake and LinkedIn will tailor your experience based on the information you give them and your interactions with their content. Set yourself up for job search success by giving these sites plenty to work with.

By Sarah Barks
Sarah Barks Senior Director, STEM Career Communities & Analytics
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Tips for a Successful Summer Internship

Summer internships are valuable opportunities for college students to gain real-world experience, develop professional skills, and build your network. Here are some ideas to help you get the best out of your summer internship:

Remember, an internship is not only …

By Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence Director, Business & Finance Career Community
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Financial Analyst Competition Leads to Enriching Conference Experience

Filip Matic ’24 (mathematics, political science, statistics), Mira Manchanda ’25 (mathematics, economics, statistics), Clayton Burton ’23 (economics; science, medicine and society; statistics), and Aryaa Gunavante ‘25 (economics, mathematics) represented Grinnell College at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, a regional student competition in …

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