LinkedIn set to launch student-targeted app

LinkedIn, the world’s largest social network for professionals, is set to launch an app targeted at students, according to reports.

The app – LinkedIn Students – will benefit the university/college folks in myriad of ways. It will offer them the career paths that best suit their degrees once they graduate.

Through a card-based interface, the app will suggest roles based on their education, surface job listings for their selected major and offer career advice content.

Also, the app will notify students about opportunities they may have not been aware of. For example, if a student is studying computer science, the app’ll tell him/her about alternative roles they can consider.

Students will be able to browse profiles of recent alumni so they can connect with them to ask questions about how they advanced through their careers and hopefully find a mentor.

In a statement, a senior product manager at LinkedIn, Ada Yu said, “This is a soft introduction to students who may not know the value of networking and introduce LinkedIn’s value proposition.”

LinkedIn Students will launch officially on April 18, 2016 at 6AM PT. It will be available on Android and iOS for users in the US. It’s not certain, however, when it would become available to students in other part of the world.

Source: The Next Web. // Image Credit: Ken Yeung/VentureBeat.

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