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JAN 05, 2021 • 9 min read
So... a friend of yours got a new internship, another friend won a competition you’ve never heard of and another is collaborating on projects with students halfway across the world. Meanwhile, you’re wondering how they heard of all these opportunities in the first place!
There are a multitude of resources for students like yourself to find such opportunities, and one that’s often under-utilized is LinkedIn. Despite its reputation as a job hunting hub for career-seeking adults, the platform can also be a great starting point for high school students looking to find opportunities beyond the bounds of their own schools or cities. From there, Crimson’s dedicated mentors can help you capitalize on what you find!
In the words of Magnus, a student who was interviewed on Crimson’s Top of the Class podcast, LinkedIn is a “gold mine” — beyond the internships, competitions, research and speaking engagements posted on the platform daily, it’s also a useful resource for high school students to understand the experiences and career paths of people in positions they hope to pursue someday.
Not sure how to make the best use of LinkedIn, or what to do when you find opportunities you want to explore? We’ve put together a list of tips to help you dust off that profile you created months (or years) ago and set you up for a productive year in 2021!
There you have it: your LinkedIn profile is polished and you’re ready to hit the ground running. But identifying opportunities on LinkedIn is just the first step. From there, you’ve got to pursue them! However, it’s important to take a calculated approach to ensure your best chances of success. Not sure how to do that? Crimson can help!
Have you found an internship you want to apply for? Spotted a competition you want to submit to? Want to join a research project or fundraiser with a connection you’ve made in another country? LinkedIn can serve as a starting point for all of these opportunities, but it can be difficult to act on them alone. This is where your Crimson team comes in: from Internship Placement to Extracurricular & Career Mentoring beyond, we can help you make use of the valuable information and connections you find on LinkedIn.
Whether you need help crafting the perfect message to a LinkedIn connection or building an impressive project to submit to a competition, Crimson has the tools to turn the posts you find into actionable goals. To learn how we can help you seize the myriad opportunities available to you, click the link below and schedule a free one hour consultation with one of our Academic Advisors.
Alex Cork manages the Top of the Class podcast and has worked in the education sector for 10 years. He has interviewed more than 300 students and has a genuine curiosity in student achievement whether this be in sport, music, extracurriculars, academics, business or activism.