Use the University pages and Alumni tool to research jobs and find connections. In this video, learn how to navigate to a University page and use the Alumni tool.
- [Instructor] University Pages and the alumni tool are powerful ways to research schools, potential careers, or to find people to connect with who attended the same school as you. You'll likely find that fellow alumni will be more open to connecting and sharing advice with you because they shared such an important part of your journey. Let's check this out. In order to search for a University Page, I'm going to go up here in the search bar, and I'll type in University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here, I can see that appears, and I'll click here to go to their University Page. Now, on this page, there is a plethora of information. I can read more about the school, see recently posted videos that they have. I can follow them and receive updates from them. I can visit their website, and you can see some other tabs here, such as posts that they've recently had, jobs available, alumni, videos. I want to focus here on the Alumni tab. I'll click on this, and this brings up the alumni tool, which I think is a powerful way to find people to connect with. So you can begin searching by typing in a title, keyword, or company. If I want to work as a web designer, maybe I'll type in web design. Hit Enter, and find out that it narrows it down to 15,066 alumni, so that did narrow it down. But we can filter this further. I'm actually going to clear out of that web design, and you'll see some of the different categories. Where they live, where they work, what they do, what they studied, what are they skilled at, and how are you connected? So let's say in this example that there's someone who went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and now they wanted to move out to the Los Angeles area. So they're looking for someone to connect to and get some advice. In here, they may go down to Where They Live. From here, I'll scroll down. Click on Greater Los Angeles Area. Then up at the top, Where They Work, I could enter in a specific location of where they work. I'll click Next. What They Do, in this case I could go down and see different things. Here, Julie is interested in marketing, so marketing would be a good one. I'll select that, and we've now narrowed this down to 320 alumni. Now you can even narrow this down by the years, so maybe you want someone who graduated about 10 to 15 years ago because they'd be at a point in their career that they could maybe give you some advice. So in this case, I'd go in and put, let's just say, 2002 to 2010. Now people that attended during this time. We're down to 118 alumni. Now, as I scroll down and go down below the filters, it'll say "People You May Know." Now, these are people that you may benefit from connecting with. Many of them have followed a very similar path as you to arrive at a career that you might like. They may be able to share insight, give you advice, let you know about job opportunities, or introduce you to other people that you can connect with. Take advantage of the alumni tool and connect with fellow alumni who share similar interests and a similar career path. This can be an extremely effective way to start building your network.