The University of Central Florida is partnering with LinkedIn to test a new job-search app that is focused on students about to the enter the workforce, according to a UCF press release.
LinkedIn is also testing the app with students at Arizona State University and San Jose State University.
LinkedIn representatives will be hosting an interactive campus visit that will allow students to have their photo taken for free by a LinkedIn professional photographer and learn more about the app from LinkedIn experts, according to the press release.
“The main goal of this partnership is to help students build their online professional identity and network and connect them to the latest job opportunities as they continue down the path to graduation,” said Maribeth Ehasz, vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services. “This new app will be a valuable resource to help UCF students achieve their career goals. We are thrilled to join with LinkedIn for this partnership.”
This is the first UCF partnership with LinkedIn. The Office of Career Services will provide the job-search content as well as tips such as networking, interviewing, and creating a resume.
“LinkedIn wants to connect students with opportunity,” said Ada Yu, senior product manager at LinkedIn. “We hope to help as many students as possible, so partnering with the University of Central Florida was an easy decision. In addition to having a large and diverse student population for us to get real feedback from, UCF’s career services center is forward thinking and has been extremely supportive in pushing this initiative forward.”