LinkedIn is a social media networking tool that focuses on professional connections. You can search for people in your field, join job groups to learn about your industry, and enhance your online presence for potential employers. It is more extensive than a resume and you should take advantage of the opportunity to offer detailed information to a prospective contact. Career Development and Alumni Relations sponsor a professional networking group, called Roosevelt Connect, on LinkedIn to facilitate discussions among current students, alumni and employers.
About Roosevelt Connect
Roosevelt Connect links students, alumni and employers for professional and career networking through LinkedIn. The group is open to current students, alumni and employer partners seeking to hire Roosevelt students and alumni. The LinkedIn search tool allows you to find people with majors, job experiences and involvement that align with your interests and goals – and then create professional connections. If you are interested in Roosevelt Connect, request to join the group through LinkedIn. A moderator will contact you. If you have questions, contact Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Roosevelt Connect Guidelines
Honesty and professional conduct are expected at all times. Group members must maintain profiles that contain accurate, truthful information; refrain from sending excessive emails/spamming or making excessive contacts; follow up on individual communication received through the group; and follow all directives from the managers of this group. Failure to follow the guidelines outlined in this message, posted on the Roosevelt University website or printed in university publications will result in you being removed from the Roosevelt Connect group.
Students and alumni: your LinkedIn profile is your official “face” for members of this group. The staff in Career Development encourage you to schedule an appointment with Career Development to review your profile to ensure you are providing clear, concise information. The Career Development website at www.roosevelt.edu/career has recommendations for effective networking, making a LinkedIn profile and how you can best utilize Roosevelt Connect. Roosevelt Connect is a venue to make connections, ask questions and learn more about jobs and careers – but you are ultimately responsible for your job and career search.
Employer partners: Roosevelt Connect allows you to meet Roosevelt students and alumni and develop awareness about your company. Employers are required to follow the professional conduct standards outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
If you need assistance with Roosevelt Connect, contact the Office of Career Development at 312-341-3560 or email@example.com .
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