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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.

Streamline Networking with Your LinkedIn Profile QR Code

LinkedIn makes it easy to swap profiles with new contacts on the spot. Each user has a personalized QR code linked directly to their profile.

To access your QR code, you’ll need the latest version of the mobile LinkedIn app …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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Virtual Office Hours with Carver College of Med

The admissions staff at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine will host drop-in office hours from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on April 19 and April 26. Get premed advising or ask questions about your application by Zoom using …

By Mary Jane Shroyer
Mary Jane Shroyer Director, Health Professions Career Community
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Unlock the Power of Networking: How to Build Meaningful Connections

Building a strong professional network can be the key to unlocking valuable opportunities and advancing your career. The question is, where do you start?

For students and early-career professionals, there’s no better time than now to start forging meaningful connections. …

By VidCruiter
Land your dream job and advance your career with expert advice.
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Professional Networking

Taught by Dorie Clark
View Dorie’s LinkedIn Newsletter You don’t have to be an extrovert to be good at networking, and you don’t have…

Informational Interviewing

Taught by Barbara Bruno
If you are looking for a job, considering a new career, or trying to advance in your current career, you…

The Ultimate Guide to Professional Networking

Taught by Dana Robinson
The business world is constantly evolving. If you’re following networking advice from the past, then you’re missing huge opportunities for…

Professional Networking for Career Starters

Taught by Jayla Hill
Connect to opportunity. Learn how to build and engage a network when you’re just starting out in your career. Jayla…

Super Connecting: The Secret of Professional Networking

Taught by Madecraft
Most networking advice you hear hasn’t been updated for our modern, social, interconnected world. In this course, networking expert JaMarr…

Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events

Taught by Suzanna Kaye
Setting the right tone in business communications is essential to success in every career. Knowing the proper etiquette for many…

The Lost Art of Connecting: On Relationships (Book Bite)

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
If you’re craving more social interaction, you can rest assured you’re not alone. It’s time to quit networking and refocus…

Social Success at Work

Taught by Todd Dewett
When it comes to success, social skills are just as vital as intelligence, hard work, and expertise. Long-term success requires…

Managing Your Professional Network

Taught by Elise Gelwicks
A strong network can help you land your next job, grow your career, and generate sales leads. That’s why networking…

Professional Networking and Influence

Taught by Alan Hall
Are you looking to build your personal network, exercise influence without authority, manage upwards, and communicate the value of collaborating…

Finding a Job on LinkedIn

Taught by Oliver Schinkten
Harness the power of LinkedIn to find and land a job. LinkedIn is the world’s #1 professional network—not just for…

Building Your Career

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
As they reflect on their careers, what do the most successful, high-impact people have in common? It’s not heaps of…

Pep Talk Before You Attend a Networking Event

Taught by Dana Robinson
For most people, networking doesn’t come naturally, but that doesn’t mean you need to stress about it. As you keep…

Nano Tips for Defining Your Personal Brand with Diana YK Chan

Taught by Diana YK Chan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, gather…

How to Advocate for Yourself in Your Job Search and Career

Taught by LinkedIn News
Advocating for yourself in the workplace can be scary. Many people struggle with talking about and defending themselves. They might…

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