The University of South Florida College of Public Health recently launched a group on LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network sited used primarily for professional networking. The site helps COPH students and alumni make potential job connections, seek advice from faculty in their fields, and keep in touch with colleagues.
“There is an increasing trend for institutions of higher education to go where their alumni are -- on line,” said Natalie Preston-Washington, MPA, manager of Career Development and Field Placement for COPH. “The USF COPH group on LinkedIn was born on November 3. In a little over two months, membership has grown to include more than 80 people -- including students, alumni, faculty, HR representatives and friends of the college.”