Engineering students know that creating a LinkedIn profile is a key step in preparing for their careers. Now there's an additional incentive to be on LinkedIn, thanks to an agreement between San Jose State and LinkedIn Learning.
LinkedIn Learning, a mash-up between LinkedIn and Lynda.com, hosts more than 7,000 brief videos of classes taught by subject matter experts, published authors and industry-recognised professionals. New classes are uploaded every day. You could listen to videos on your commute or during downtime to enhance what you are learning in class. You can access LinkedIn Learning through your one.SJSU portal -- look for the LinkedIn Learning tile.
What might this look like for engineers? Last time we counted, there were 119 AutoCAD courses, 55 in Solidworks, 59 Python courses, 2 in MATLAB, and three in Mathematica. But there are also clourses with tips on how to do a job search, or turn an internship into a job, or devlop your professional image. Try this Python course now.
If you are a TA, you'll appreciate courses about using Canvas, instructional design, and accessibility issues. LinkedIn Learning also offers on-demand courses to help individuals prepare for professional certification exams and earn continuing education units (CEUs).
From now through August, try it out and see what extra learning you can get, all for free (just sign in through one.SJSU).
And this semester, you can get 5 GO points for every 5 classes you complete. Just upload a screenshot of your classes with the "completed" dot next to them.