Career Development
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This professional networking site allows you to connect with colleagues, alumni and become introduced to professionals in your field of interest. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to professionals and experts. The profile you create summarizes your professional expertise, accomplishments and skills. The more complete your profile is, the more likely it is that employers will find you. In addition to connections, LinkedIn provides you with the opportunity to research companies, search for jobs, connect with alumni, and join alumni and career interest groups.

Join the Purchase College, SUNY Career Development Group and the
Purchase College Alumni Association Group.
Alumni are also invited to join the
Purchase College CDC Mentor Network Group
Students/Recent Graduates - View Directions and Guidelines for Joining

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Though Facebook is a social networking site, it can be used to promote yourself and reach out to potential professional contacts. If you are using Facebook for professional networking be sure that your profile, photos, comments and all information about you is professional and what you would want potential employers to see. If promoting your own business or services, it is best to have a Facebook Page. Facebook can be a useful way for you to market yourself and your talents.

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Twitter can be used to build your personal brand as well as connect with people, organizations and opportunities in your field of interest. Some tips for utilizing Twitter are:

  • Create a bio that relates to your field, include a link to your on-line portfolio/resume and talk about your industry.
  • Initiate and get involved in conversations about subjects which interest you. 
  •  Follow people and organizations that share your professional interests, including general industry recruiters and writers. Not only do they post jobs, but they often share job search tips.
  • Follow the companies/organizations that you are interested in working for: Many Tweet about open positions/opportunities and have a specific Twitter accounts to post new jobs, gigs, etc.
  • Search for hashtags in subject areas of interest (ex: #jobs, #hiring #Internship, and #design).

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Career Development Center Policy on Engaging with Students & Alumni via Social & Professional Networking Sites


Updated 8/14

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