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1 5 ways LinkedIn can help you build a professional brand and launch your career Presented by Mary Jo Borden, UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2 Agenda What Is LinkedIn? Build a Professional Online Presence: Profile Add Connections with “Warm” Contacts and Alumni Research Companies, Groups & Industries Still Undecided? Explore Options Find Relevant Jobs and Internships: Student Jobs Portal

3 Recruiting Survey: Jobvite.com 2014

4 64% outside the U.S. Who Uses LinkedIn? 225M + professionals 2.9M + companies industries Executives from every Fortune K + college and university alumni groups company 30M + students and recent grads

5 1. Professional photo of you alone 2. Headline with area of study, research and/or career ambitions 3. Keyword-rich summary that includes type of positions you are seeking 4. Inclusion of volunteer activities, internships, and extracurricular and leadership roles 5. Recommendations from professors, advisors, internship colleagues and supervisors Profile Tips for Students Connect with me and I’ll review your Profile!

6 Build a Professional Online Presence: Your Profile

7 Add Skills and Expertise Enter Keywords, then Search

8 Add Connections with “Warm” Contacts and Alumni

9 Research Companies & Industries: Company Pages

10 Research Companies & Industries: Groups

11 If Uncertain, Explore Options

12 Use the LinkedIn Alumni Tool The power is in your 2 nd level and beyond!

13 Find Relevant Jobs and Internships: Student Jobs Portal

14 Search Results: Research, United States

15 Mary Jo Borden B.S.P.S. Internship Coordinator The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Frederic & Mary Wolfe Center / HEB 155-J Toledo, OH Phone: Connect with me on LinkedIn:

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