Career & Professional Development


What’s the big deal about LinkedIn? Wondering why it’s for YOU as a college student? Watch the video to find out.

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, was launched in 2003 and had around 4,500 users the first month. As of May 2014, there are 300 million LinkedIn users!

The fastest growing demographic using LinkedIn is YOU – college students and recent college graduates. As of October 2013, there were 30 million students and recent college graduates using LinkedIn.

94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to evaluate candidates – this is powerful information if you are job searching!

LinkedIn makes it easy to connect with other HPU alumni. Search by company, geographic location, major, activity, or career field. Reach out to professionals whose career path is relevant to your interests.

In addition, we have developed resources to help you make the most of using LinkedIn. Please use the links to access our:

LinkedIn Guide

Headline, Summary, and Connection Request Tips



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An easy way to find alumni of HPU is to use the Find Alumni feature, located in the Connections tab.





Click here to visit the HPU LinkedIn page and browse alumni and current students.

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Be sure to visit the student section of LinkedIn for simple profile checklists and short video tips on how to optimize your profile.

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