1) Connect with Professionals:
LinkedIn is a perhaps the great, and only, platform that is dedicated to connecting with people in your field. From professors, to student alike, LinkedIn allows you to ask questions, share knowledge and gain a mentor.
2) Promote Yourself:
Who knows you better than you know yourself? As the direct source of all 'you things', LinkedIn allows you to show off your skills, your experience and what you bring to the table before even getting to the interview.
Note: Keep your profile updated because you never know who is looking!
3) Gain and Internship/Job
LinkedIn remains the best platform to gain a job. With recruiters always on the lookout, switching your profile to 'looking for a job' gives you an upper-hand and better chance to recruiters to reach out to you or for you to get updates on job openings.
4) A Learning Aspect:
LinkedIn also allows you to learn new skills by sending you emails about courses that 'LinkedIn Learning' is offering. From project management certificate to other professional development units, it allows you to learn more on the side without feeling as if you are on a time crunch.
The era of digital age allows job seekers and students such as yourself to showcase your skills without the pressure. It is an excellent way of being find and noticed and with all these students competing for the same job, its a nice way to have something that they do not.
-Until next time!