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ConnectMe! for Linfield University Students

"Networking is just asking for directions." - D. Evans

ConnectMe! is designed for students to connect with Linfield alumni and other professionals in career fields or positions of interest!  Access the ConnectMe! Google Form

It's simple! Here's how it works:

  • Fill out the ConnectMe! Form
  • Look for an email from us with contact information for Linfield alumni or other professionals
  • You'll get information and resources to help you feel confident in reaching out
  • WE notify these professional contacts to let them know they will be receiving outreach from you
  • YOU reach out!
  • From there, you will work with each professional to set up an informational interview!
  • We will follow up with you to see how else we can help you in this process

By participating in the program, you are empowered to reach out and learn from people who can help you explore different careers and learn more about your interest areas, or take steps to get you closer to applying to jobs, internships or grad programs! 

Want to connect but unsure how to start?

Meet with one of the professional staff in the Career Development office to discuss what type of company, job, or industry you want to connect with. To make an appointment drop by the Career Hub (Melrose 010), email, or give us a call at 503.883.2733.

Examples of how to utilize connectme!

  • Learn from Linfield alumni who work at Amazon, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, or Adidas about how they landed their roles
  • Talk with alumni who are successful financial analysts
  • Connect with alumni who work in game day operations and member services for the Portland Timbers
  • Discover what it takes to lead a nonprofit advocating for immigrant and Latinx communities
  • Meet Linfield alumni who are teachers, school counselors, and child advocates

Success through ConnectMe!

  • A Linfield finance student got their post-college job at a regional bank
  • A Linfield management student got a sales and marketing internship at a commercial construction company
  • A Linfield sociology student started an internship supporting a local immigration program
  • A Linfield first year student secured a summer law internship with a Linfield alumna

Resources for reaching out:

Utilize these resources to help with your ConnectMe! outreach to Linfield alumni and other professionals in the career field or positions you're interested in. On the ConnectMe! Outreach Resources page you will find useful information such as:

  • Sample Professional Outreach email
  • Sample Class Assignment Outreach email
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Sample Informational Interview questions
  • How to Create a LinkedIn profile