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Use the filters to drill down far enough and students could find individual LinkedIn users they might want to contact for advice or guidance. (Side note to alumni: If you don’t want to be found, now is the time to lock down privacy settings.)
“It’s fascinating. It’s really functional,” said Lindsey Heffern, social media manager for the U.
Since the page only recently was launched, she said, it’s still unclear how it will be used.
Alumni have already been active in using LinkedIn, with the University of Minnesota Alumni Association boasting more than 24,000 members on the network.
The new U of M page may be a place to bring together alumni, current and prospective students.
“It’s changing the career hunt,” Heffern said. “Younger university students, as they think about their careers — it would behoove them to tap into these resources, and LinkedIn is making it easier.”
So somewhere between algebra class and soccer practice and school play rehearsal, maybe you can squeeze in some résumé writing.
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