LinkedIn has announced the launch of new pages that specifically target students looking to go to university. One potential use for this service is to help people find other folks they already know who attended the same university to get a letter of recommendation. The pages will also allow current students and former students to share their thoughts on the school with potential students looking to make a decision.
The University Pages area is launching with pages from 200 different schools to begin with. LinkedIn expects thousands more university and college pages to go online soon. The pages will offer updates directly from the University.
The page will also give students a place to ask questions of faculty, staff, alumni, and other current students. The University Pages will have a notable alumni tab allowing users to scroll through schools to see what business leaders graduated from the University.
via USA Today