Puget Sound parents and alumni are uniquely situated to help students with their career development and job/internship search process. Approach these professionals on LinkedIn to learn about their career or organization—why they like what they do, how early jobs shaped their career path, and what advice they might offer you—think informational interview.
Once you've created a LinkedIn profile, you can join groups and pose questions, learn from articles and resources shared by members, and network with professionals working in career fields of interest.
Be a savvy professional communicator
Carefully consider how you navigate a conversation string in public where everyone can see what you post. Every online interaction creates a tiny imprint in the Internet universe—you're leaving a trail, so make it a good one.
People respond to messages/posts that are courteous, well-written, and error-free. Be specific, appreciative, and positive in your communications: