What do you have in common with an opera singer, a Peace Corps volunteer, an astronaut, a campaign speech writer, and a professional athlete? Rice! As a member of the Rice community, you are connected to a network of alumni working around the world. Join the following networks to:
Sallyportal is Rice’s online portal which provides you with a network of Rice alumni, parents and campus partners eager to support you in your professional development — whether you’re exploring graduate schools or trying to launch your career. After you create your profile and add your interests, you can connect directly with Rice community members.
The Center for Career Development encourages you to join LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with students and recent college graduates comprising LinkedIn’s fastest-growing demographic. Signing up is free and it is not necessary to upgrade to the paid subscription.
How LinkedIn can help you
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with hundreds of millions of members, and growing rapidly. Their mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive, successful, and to facilitate connections. LinkedIn’s platform is specifically well suited for students. It will help you:
Here’s an overview of how to set up your profile and what LinkedIn can do for you, along with helpful videos.
Once you have a LinkedIn profile, you can search for over 40,000 Rice University alumni that have profiles in LinkedIn to:
If you are interested in learning more about LinkedIn, how to use it, and what it can do for you, the LinkedIn Learning Center is a good place to begin.