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LinkedIn 101: A student guide

By Victoria Snell

January 27, 2015

With the spring semester underway, career fair season is in full swing. Thus, networking for internships and job opportunities is crucial. While Twitter and Facebook are social media platforms that can connect students with potential employers — LinkedIn’s sole mission is to “connect the world’s p...

Online portfolios play a role in helping students land the job

Online portfolios play a role in helping students land the job

By Mikayla Ostendorf

January 27, 2015

Along with resumes, cover letters and up-to-date LinkedIn profiles comes another important tool for self promotion: the online portfolio. The use for online portfolios can vary depending on the major, said Michele Plante, career services coordinator for the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Students i...