University Pages: LinkedIn Launches College Profiles
Career College Central summary:
The professional connections site LinkedIn is launching a new section of its social network Monday: University Pages targets younger users who want to connect with colleges. About 200 schools have profile pages, according to LinkedIn.
The new feature lets colleges set up profiles on the network, allowing students to explore each institution's background. The profiles will include information on the college, its campuses, and notable alumni, helping prospective students to engage with "both the campus community and alumni."
The overarching concept is to allow high schoolers to look into where students from different colleges have ended up in life, and explore how a college might help them towards achieving their career goals. Existing users with an educational history linked to a participating institution will be able to join in, comment, and answer queries about the college in question.
Click through for full article content.