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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. By early 2020, LinkedIn has grown to 675,000,000 members!

The fastest growing demographic using LinkedIn is YOU – college students and recent college graduates. As of February 2020, there were over 46 million students and recent college graduates using LinkedIn.

95% 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

LinkedIn Headline, Summary, and Connection Requests

LinkedIn Job Search

LinkedIn Salary Guide

LinkedIn How You Match Guide


An easy way to find alumni of HPU is to use the See Alumni feature, located on the High Point University school page.


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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