LinkedIn Evangelist Hill to Present June 4 Seminars on Building Professional Relationships

Friday, May 31, 2013

John Hill, higher education evangelist for LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, will conduct a networking power seminar June 4 on the UI campus.

Hill will present a seminar on using LinkedIn for alumni relations from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union. He will demonstrate LinkedIn’s tools to locate alumni, document their success, connect with their companies, and build a powerful network that builds on the UI brand and increases their engagement with the University of Iowa.

He then will conduct a seminar on how LinkedIn can help career services professionals and students from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union. Hill will share how to build and enhance an individual’s professional brand, enhance the brand and services of a career center, attract more organizations to recruit students and alumni, and find answers to questions and share resources with colleagues.

Seats in the Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union, are limited and are available on a first-come-first served basis. The seminars are free and open to the public.

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With more than 225 million members, LinkedIn ( is considered the world’s largest professional network helping people find and share opportunities.

John Hill works with higher education to identify how social medial can help their organizations aggregate audience, target market, communicate and develop funding sources. He speaks internationally to higher education professionals, students, and alumni on how to utilize social media effectively.

Hill has given more than 500 presentations to roughly 85,000 people over the last five years on social media's impact on the job search, networking and personal branding.

Prior to joining LinkedIn, Hill was director of alumni career services and internship development at Michigan State University. He also worked as an associate editor/online editor/market development manager/market researcher for media companies.