phone displaying LinkedIn appAn online workshop will teach faculty, staff, and students why LinkedIn is the place to be for career development.

Career advantages of LinkedIn subject of workshop

An online workshop about UWindsor’s largest social network, LinkedIn, will provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to learn why LinkedIn is the place to be for career development, connecting with colleagues, and following organizational networks.

The event is set for 2 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, over Microsoft Teams.

Participants will hear from UWindsor’s social media co-ordinator and sessional instructor Tim Brunet and Stephanie Dupley, career advisor with Career Development and Experiential Learning.

Topics in the workshop include:

  • Building LinkedIn networks
  • Career development opportunities on LinkedIn
  • Staying in touch with alumni and UWindsor colleagues

“With over 96,000 LinkedIn followers on UWindsor’s channel we know that this platform is important to our overall communication strategy,” says Brunet. “LinkedIn is an excellent opportunity to engage with industrial networks, colleagues, and fellow members of the UWindsor community.”

Dupley says this is a great chance for people to gain a better understanding of why LinkedIn is valuable for both students and professionals.

“LinkedIn provides students with the opportunity to network and learn from professionals in their fields, allowing them to better connect their academics with the labour market, and allows professionals and researchers to meet and learn from one another,” she says.

Registration is free but required.