In this video, learn how to add your educational experiences and accomplishments to your LinkedIn profile.
- [Instructor] As a student, it's going to be extremely important for you to list your educational experiences on your LinkedIn profile. In this section, you should include the school you're attending, as well as any majors or degrees that you're earning or have earned. You can also add clubs, extracurricular activities you've participated in, honors you've received or things you've accomplished at school. Let's take a look at how to add this. But first, if we scroll down, we'll see here that Julie already has educational experience on her profile. And that's because when filling out the account, as a student, she entered this information in. She is a student at the Roux Academy, a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, and she'll attend from 2017 to 2022. Now, one way to make this stand out is similar to what we did with jobs, is by adding a little bit more to it. I'm going to click here on the pencil icon and elaborate on this education that Julie already has entered in. So if I scroll down, I could put in here, start and end dates with months even, but I'm not going to go that far. I can put in a grade, activities and societies. So here, she's going to put in, "Member of the University Soccer Team and Vice President of the Young Entrepreneurs Club." Below this, we can enter in a description. So if you have anything you want to describe about your experience. In this case, I'll paste in one that I have here for Julie. It says, "Earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing with an emphasis on digital marketing and social media, as well as a minor in psychology." So explaining more of what she's doing at school. She puts in her grade point average, her major, her minor as well as her graduation date. Now you could put in other descriptions here and below this you can add media. So again, if you have something that you're proud of that you did in school, whether it's a program, an app you developed, a website, anything, you can add that in here and showcase it. And doing that, will really make this section stand out. Right now, I'm going to click Save and you can see that this makes it stand out much more than it had already. Now, if you need to add more education you can do that by going up to the top, adding profile section and selecting Education and we'll have you start filling this out. Or you can do it by going down to your education section, clicking on the plus and then entering it out. Now here, it says, "Do you want to notify your network?" And when you do that, you'll start getting work anniversaries. If you want that on, you can turn it on. Otherwise by default, that's off. Now, this would be here if I'm adding more experience. Maybe Julie is now going to get a Master's degree or maybe she has a different degree before this. She can enter that educational information as well. So, as a student, it's extra important for you to elaborate on your educational experience.