Winter Park, Fl – LinkedIn visited Full Sail University on Monday October 21st and Tuesday October 22nd bringing Web Development Recruiters, Interviewers, and alumnus Matt Hackmann and Derek Kohn to campus.
During their visit last week they interviewed 15 students and grads for the Web Development Internship and Web Developer positions for LinkedIn’s Mountain View, CA location. LinkedIn officers a variety of Internships for students every year, for more information and to apply visit LinkedIn Student Careers. During which a photo-booth was set up so students and staff could smile for SPARK photographers in the Career Development Department’s lobby. The pictures can be used for professional purposes and to update their profile image.
Why is it important to update your LinkedIn Profile?
In an article by Christine Janesko composted from interview and recap of their presentation that took place in the Full Sail Live Venue on Tuesday October 22nd Matt and Derek explained how they didn’t even apply to jobs at LinkedIn; they were contacted through the social media site by recruiters based on their profile.
It is important to follow companies you would like to work for as well as “heroes” that inspire your work. You never know if it can lead to an interview or job offer.
One cool feature that was introduced is the LinkedIn University feature. You can read articles post by your university. On the school page you can explore other posts by students, grads and staff. Using the find students and alumni feature you can connect with people who share your career path, work for a company you love or state you want to move to (or currently living in). It is a great way to network, learn, and accelerate your career.
Keep track of your GPS score!
Here at Full Sail University we have an additional unique feature to measure our professionalism know as the Global Professionalism Standard program (GPS for short). Those students, who maintain a high score by always handing in assignments on time, never missing class, attend events, and help in the community are invited to special seasons such as Green Room events with guest speakers or employers.
After the info session Matt, Derek, recruiters Amber, Amanda and Web Developer Anh met with a select group of high scoring GPS students at a LinkedIn sponsored mixer. Their students had one on one time to ask questions and learn more.