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Curating your Online Presence: LinkedIn

Interested in boosting your visibility online? This is the guide to get you started.


LinkedIn: Networking for professionals and academics. Create a profile, typically consisting of your resume or CV, to connect with others, find recruits, and find jobs. Members can join interest groups and affiliate with institutions and organizations where they study or work. LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft. Although it is a free service, there is a paid premium version.

LinkedIn: Select it or Reject it?

Why Select LinkedIn? Why Reject LinkedIn?
  • You're looking for a job or internship.
  • You're looking for internships, jobs, and other opportunities for your students.
  • You want to recruit potential students and faculty to WPI programs.
  • You want to connect with potential collaborators.
  • You want a profile system that allows you to choose who you connect with.
  • You are faculty and you want to stay connected with former students.
  • You are a project advisor and want to connect with industry professionals.
  • You're concerned about setting up a profile with a for-profit company that can use your personal data.
  • You're not trying to network, find a job for yourself or students, or recruit others.