Networking is SO much easier when you have something in common with the other person. That’s why you should connect with Longwood alumni on LinkedIn, whether you’re a current student or have been out of school for some time.

When you chat with people who attend or have attended your school, you instantly have something in common, which makes it easier to connect. 

LinkedIn is a great place to find and connect with people who’ve attended your school. If you’re not sure how to strategically network with Longwood alumni on LinkedIn, there are two things you MUST do...

Follow Longwood University's LinkedIn page.

You can find students, old classmates, professors, and other alumni by following Longwood’s University page on LinkedIn. This will also allow you to stay updated on what’s happening at your school, which can help you break the ice with fellow alumni.

The Longwood University page makes it easy for you to do the following:

  • Find the students and alumni who identify with your school
  • Find notable people who identify with your school
  • See what they do, what they study, and so on
  • Stay updated on events, news, and so on

These insights can help you determine who you should reach out to on LinkedIn and what topics you can use to start conversations with each person.

Become a member of Longwood University's LinkedIn group(s).

Finding alumni on LinkedIn is as easy as searching for your school in LinkedIn’s search bar. Locate your school’s Group(s) and request to join.

Longwood University has a few great groups you can join to connect with fellow alums, including Longwood University and Longwood Alumni. When you join these groups, you have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Contribute relevant content about your school and/or industry
  • Facilitate conversation with other members
  • Reach out to people within the group and ask to connect

By engaging with your school on LinkedIn, you can find people who can give you valuable insight, advice, and introductions that can help you get your foot in the door at your dream companies. Networking is SO important. If you have a hard time starting conversations with new people, though, start by connecting with alumni. It’s much easier!

If you need more help when it comes to strategically networking with Longwood alumni, book an appointment with Longwood University Career Services and work with a career coach on your strategy.

About the Author

Ariella Coombs

Over the last 4 years, Ariella has been creating fun, yet educational blog posts and videos to help professionals build the career lifestyle they want. Her work has been featured in 12+ online publications, including TeenVogue, Business Insider, H&R Block, USA TODAY College, and more. One day, she hopes to host my own TV or web show for career-minded millennials.

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