Get better connected with the people in your field on LinkedIn

Professors tell me they want to have an online presence beyond their Twitter profile. Having an digital footprint that's not reliant on your university is empowering.

LinkedIn is my top recommendation for academics. It's a great way for you to network (if you want to) because LinkedIn makes it easy to search for people with your research interests. It's the best alternative to a personal website, showing up at the top of Google Search results. And, it's become more social than you might expect. LinkedIn is NOT just for business people.

These videos walk you through updating each section of your LinkedIn profile to highlight your

  • research
  • teaching
  • service
  • leadership

The cool things you do and care about that, when we share them, helps people connect with us. This is a course all about your LinkedIn profile.

If you want to learn to share your thought leadership through posting on LinkedIn...Or, searching for non-academic jobs with LinkedIn is your goal, check out my friend Dr. Gertrude Nonterah's Build a Scholar Brand.

My LinkedIn Profile course is not designed to teach you how to post on LinkedIn. It's focus is specifically on your LinkedIn profile because a strong profile is powerful for your online presence even if you never share a post. This training is designed just for professors, researchers, and grad students like you.

What's included with Jennifer's LinkedIn Profile training?

  • Short videos (1m 30s - 8m)
  • Written directions
  • Downloadable resources (PDFs)

You get lifetime access to this training.

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Make an awesome LinkedIn profile for academics

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In this training

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  Your headline, profile photo, and cover image
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  Your About section on LinkedIn
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  Featured Media
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  Talking about your Experience
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  Licenses and Certifications
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  Asking for Recommendations
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  Work 1:1 with Jennifer on your LinkedIn profile
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  Resources and extras
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"Thanks for this LinkedIn training -- I loved it!"

"I love this challenge! The challenge not only helps me to further understand what LinkedIn could be used for, it also explains the various adjustments that could be made in order for me to produce a better or more professional LinkedIn Profile Page!"

"Jennifer's training really really opened my eyes to what can be done with LinkedIn. She shifted my mindset that LinkedIn is a pure job search engine to the idea that LinkedIn can be used to reach out to your science community. I especially liked that the course was so tailored to my interest as a professor."

"This challenge was exactly what I needed to make my LinkedIn profile. As a professor, I didn't know how I could use LinkedIn. Now I have a great profile that shows up in Google."

"I'm going into my last year of the PhD. This was just what I needed to prepare for my next steps. Jennifer's videos were friendly and informative. If you're in grad school - take this challenge!"

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Here's what people are saying

"Jennifer does such a great job! Her videos are very good and I found answers to all questions I had. Highly Recommend!"

"This was the detailed training I needed. My LinkedIn profile is looking great thanks to this challenge. The videos helped me know how to complete each step. I recommend this course to professors."

How likely are you to recommend this to a friend or colleague?

Survey respondents say 9.5/10

Jennifer van Alstyne,

owner of The Academic Designer LLC

Hi, I'm Jennifer (@HigherEdPR)! I'm happy you found my LinkedIn profile course. I love working with professors to build an amazing online presence that shares their research, teaching, and values with the world. But you don't have to work with me 1-on-1. You can 100% do this yourself.

I have free resources to help you on The Social Academic blog. A LinkedIn profile is well worth the effort wherever you are in your academic career.

I created this pre-recorded training to empower you to build your LinkedIn profile and feel supported along the way. Whether you've had your profile for years, or you're just joining now, LinkedIn is my top recommendation for academics who want a strong online presence beyond their university. Professors would come to me and say, "I found some articles, but they were written for business professionals. I unsure how to share my research/teaching/leadership on my LinkedIn profile." If you've ever felt like that before, this is the course for you.

Let's to it together with these pre-recorded lessons I made to help you along the way. When you finish, if you find you want support from me, my private scheduling link is inside for a 1-on-1 consultation.

You get a 14-day money back guarantee with your course purchase. There's no risk when you sign up for this training.

Think you need 1-on-1 support? I have a LinkedIn VIP Days service where I build a profile for you + personalized social media training. Great for busy professors who actually don't have time to do-it-themselves. Let's talk on a no pressure Zoom call about working together on your LinkedIn and online presence.

--Jennifer van Alstyne

Jennifer van Alstyne

Ready to make your LinkedIn profile?

Let's to do it together with my resources created just for academics like you. I'm Jennifer van Alstyne. You've got this!