LinkedIn is a networking site that allows members to create professional profiles to share with Groups (for example, alumni networks) and/or individuals. Membership is free and setting up a profile takes about five minutes. The PILC Group on Linkedin allows public service-minded students to connect with alumni across the country and worldwide.
To get started, go to www.linkedin.com. Once you have set up your profile, gn the upper-right hand Search box, select “Groups” from the drop-down menu at the left, and type “NYU Public Interest Law Center.” Once you have reached the Group page, click on “Join this Group.”
Once you’ve found someone with whom you’d like to connect, just click on “Add to Network.” We recommend including a short message in the space provided, such as:
I am a first-year law student at NYU. I found you through the Linkedin PILC Group. I wonder if you might be willing to take 10 or 15 minutes to speak with me by phone about your career. If so, please let me know a few good times to reach you. Thanks!