Experience.com, which provides career services to over 3,000 colleges and universities, announced last week that they have arranged a partnership with the professional networking site, LinkedIn.com. They'll be integrating LinkedIn's technology and profile information into their platform, which is university-endorsed and utilized by college students and alumni in the millions.
Experience and LinkedIn plan further offerings which will enhance the service they already provide, increasing the value of college networks and supporting career development through university counselors. LinkedIn will benefit from Experience's five million student and alumni network, and Experience will see an enhancement in their services through advance networking integration for alumni who are already part of LinkedIn's network.
“Experience has pioneered the online college recruiting market, and we are excited to be working with them to help millions of students and graduates launch fulfilling careers," said Christina Allen, director of product management for LinkedIn. "Using their LinkedIn networks, students and graduates can reach out to people they know in companies that post jobs on Experience, and gain valuable insider insights to help themÂ find their dream jobs.”
"Collaborating with LinkedIn gives Experience's university partners, students and alumni a competitive edge in career advancement," said Jenny Floren, CEO of Experience. "LinkedIn is the global leader in professional networking, and integrating their professional network with our career service platform will transform the way college students transition from school to the new world of work."