Over the course of the past semester two First Graduate students, Derrick Ly (FG5, Chapman University) and Jose Luis Sanchez (FG8, Wesleyan University) participated in a social media bootcamp internship with LinkedIn. Derrick and Jose Luis spent 5-weeks learning from social media experts about how to best leverage the LinkedIn platform to connect with other professionals, students, volunteer, and donors.
After their social media bootcamp came to a close, the students spent the second part of their internship applying the skills they learned to help First Graduate connect more deeply with our alumni who are spread throughout the country.
The final step in their semester-long internship was a series of presentations to First Graduate staff and the College Success Network on social media best practices and how organizations might employ those practices to better connect with their students.
In attendance at the presentation were 6 different organizations, as well as volunteers from LinkedIn and Google who worked closely with our students throughout the semester. A special thank you to Sandy White and Luis Baez who mentored the students during their time at LinkedIn.