|• March 17, 2008|
The Wabash College Alumni and Parent Relations Office has launched a presence on the professional networking site, LinkedIn, and already nearly 550 alumni have connected with one another.
LinkedIn is an online network of more than 20 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.
"We’ve had hundreds of requests from alumni who wanted to identify ways in which we could foster a network of Wabash men and LinkedIn has provided the perfect vehicle for doing that," said Alumni Director Tom Runge ’71.
When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former classmates, colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you, which can further extend the Wabash reach.
"We’ve had a great response since we launched just over a week ago with nearly 550 alumni already on board," added Runge.
Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to thousands of qualified professionals.
Through your Wabash LinkedIn network you can:
• Communicate with classmates and other Wabash alumni
• Find potential clients, service providers, subject experts, and partners who come recommended
• Be found for business opportunities
• Search for great jobs
• Post and distribute job listings
• Get introduced to other professionals through the people you know