LinkedIn Tips and Resources

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for networking and job and internship searches. From searching and connecting with alumni to learning a new skill, think of LinkedIn as your lifelong career management tool.

Getting started

These resources cover how to create an effective student profile and start to connect with others: 

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has great content offering more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills, and it’s available at no cost to all Princeton students, faculty and staff.

Here are a few we recommend:

LinkedIn & TigerNet Alumni Directory

As described in Tools to Connect with Alumni, there are various ways to identify and contact Princeton alumni. While LinkedIn has a robust search feature, often their profile doesn't include a personal email address and LinkedIn's direct message feature has a character limit.

A more effective way to make contact with an alum is by using the TigerNet Alumni Directory to find an alum's email address. You can do so by:

  1. Entering the alum's first and last name and click "Search"
  2. Selecting “View Details”
  3. Selecting “Home Contact Information”
  4. The first option is the alumni’s personal email address

Refer to our Five-Step Networking Guide to learn how to identify, contact and maintain relationships with alumni.