More I thought about it, more I started feeling that all student SHOULD have a LinkedIn profile. Here is why:
- As they more towards professional life at the end of the college years, a better understanding of the networking tools will be a value add
- It gives him an opportunity to connect with his teacher and mentors. Getting their feedback (which is hopefully positive !) will help him as he starts applying for Internships
- It also gives the prospective companies, a place to find more about him and helps him differentiate from the other applicants who might not have a smart Dad like me :-)
- Finally, it allows him to show case the voluntary work he has done and other achievements
Overall, I think it should be become mandatory for students to start creating their LinkedIn Profiles (Everybody seems to have a Facebook Profile). What do you think?