Remember to expand your job/internship search, you need to reach out beyond the ‘physical’ job search. This includes companies that recruit from your campus. After all, there are multitudes of companies and organizations, that have fabulous jobs that need someone like you, but don’t happen to set up a booth at your career fair. It is up to you to seek them out.
This is ‘Virtual Job Searching.’ Virtual job searching includes reaching out by phone, email, Skype and in person to set up dialogue with people or organizations that you would never have connected with before.
One great way to line up these sessions is to reach out to alumni. Remember, not so long ago, these people sat where you are today. The campus experience you both share gives you something in common to break the ice and help meet someone you don’t know.
The best tool to do this with is LinkedIn’s University Pages. With this tool, you can search LinkedIn members who are alumni from your university.
Steps to do this:
Lastly, here is another blog that I found on the LinkedIn site about University Pages.