Leveraging the Wheaton Alumni Network

One of the many benefits of attending Wheaton College is that you become part of our incredible alumni network! The vast majority of alumni are willing to connect with students and are eager to help in any way they can.

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  • If you’re looking to build and expand your professional network more broadly, LinkedIn is the way to go. With 20,000+ alumni on LinkedIn, you will be able to find a wider array of experience. Whether you’re looking for someone who has gone to law school at Harvard or is currently working in community development, you can likely find them here.
  • Request to join the Wheaton Networking LinkedIn Group. This private group consists of thousands of Wheaton alumni and current students who are open to networking and sharing career resources. 
  • Keep in mind that LinkedIn is also a social media platform. Not only can you connect with alumni, but you can also build your online brand by posting milestones, sharing articles, commenting on posts, and joining professional groups.
  • Many recruiters also actively use LinkedIn to find job candidates. As opposed to a resume, your LinkedIn profile can work for you 24/7. If you’re using LinkedIn regularly, that will make it easier for recruiters to find you when you’re searching for a job or internship!
  • Through LinkedIn, you can also access LinkedIn Learning, a comprehensive skill-building platform with thousands of video courses to help you develop hard and soft skills.
  • Finally, LinkedIn also features a job board for searching and applying to open jobs/internships.