By Len Contardo
The official Alumni Association LinkedIn group recently surpassed 20,000 members. It has become a vibrant web-based alumni community. And with so many alumni
involved, it’s easier than ever to connect with other Tech grads living or working
around the world.
The group includes alumni who are employed with multinational corporations, domestic companies, startup entrepreneurial ventures and sole-proprietorships. Whether you want to network with an architect or work as a zoologist, our LinkedIn group is a great resource.
How to use it?
All alumni can join in three quick steps. First, create a LinkedIn profile at
linkedin.com. Second, join the official GTAA group by clicking here. Finally, use the search function to find former classmates and colleagues as well as alumni working with companies and industries of interest.
Here are a few tips to make LinkedIn more effective:
- Be professional in all communications. Even if career advancement is your goal, don’t just ask for a job. Focus on building rapport online and offline.
- Post an appropriate photo in your profile.
- Update your profile often with your latest training, skills, achievements and more.
- Join other LinkedIn groups to share your expertise with others.
- Post a topic to the discussion board, keeping in mind that discussions are public and should be focused on career development.
- Poll members to find their opinion about career ideas, job search techniques and more.
- Follow blog.linkedin.com to learn about new features.
Why does joining the official Georgia Tech group matter? All participants have been verified as Tech alumni, students or current faculty and administration members. Rest assured, you are among friends.
Made a great networking contact via our LinkedIn group? Found a new job? Identified an industry expert? Share your story with us in the comments. Find more career advice at gtalumni.org/career.