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LinkedIn to hold Boise State

Boise State’s College of Business and Economics is teaming up with LinkedIn to present “Are You LinkedIn?! Who You Know Will Get You Everywhere,” on Friday, Dec. 13.

Free to Boise State students, the presentation will focus on how branding yourself through social media can help you land your dream career or internship.

LinkedIn executives and associates, along with national and local executives who leverage social media as a recruiting method, will be on hand to share their knowledge and experiences on how they’re using social media to recruit new talent in the competitive job market.

Stephanie Cluney, a senior studying communication, plans to attend the event.

“I figured I might as well get the ball rolling since I graduate in 2 weeks,” Cluney said.

Part of the presentation, “LinkedIn 101,” will feature two LinkedIn associates who will demonstrate how to create an effective LinkedIn profile that can make your profile stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of potential employers.

Learning to “brand” yourself within social media will also be discussed. Professionals will talk about their own experiences with branding and how to stand out in a sea of graduates with similar experiences.

“I’m hoping to get perspective on what skills I should focus on and how to market myself to have a successful job search,” Cluney said.

Students in attendance will have the chance to ask the LinkedIn panel any questions or concerns they may have about networking at the end of the session.

The presentation will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Skaggs Hall of Learning in the Micron Business and Economics Building.