1 May 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00

PhD Career Services: Improving the Impact of Your LinkedIn Profile

Course description

Whether you will pursue a career in science or outside of academia, LinkedIn is a great tool to keep in touch with your network and to brand yourself online. When you apply for jobs, promoting yourself online is essential. Potential employers will definitely google you, so you want to look professional when they see your profile. LinkedIn is not only useful for your online visibility, it is also a great tool to search for jobs and promote yourself online.

Learning objectives

You will learn how to use LinkedIn in your online branding and how to attract people to your profile. You will be able to connect with new people and to use LinkedIn for networking purposes. We will discuss how you can build your network and how to use LinkedIn groups, company pages and the jobs page.

Please note: If you want to join this workshop, we recommend you to already have a complete LinkedIn profile. If you do not know how to do so, find some LinkedIn tips & tricks here.

Instructional method

During this interactive workshop you will work with your personal LinkedIn profile. We recommended that you already have a complete profile to work with. And do not forget to bring your laptop!


Marte Otter (LinkedIn profile)

Max. number of participants


Number of credits

0.2 EC

Course schedule

Wednesday May 1, from 09.00 - 12.00h

Course certificate

You will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the entire workshop.

Course fee

Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0.

‘Internal PhD candidates’ include:

  • PhD candidates registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University via Hora Est/MyPhD

This course is only open to 'Internal PhD candidates'.


You may cancel your application free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel your application within four weeks before the start or if you are not present at the course meetings you(r department/research group) will be charged a no-show fee (€50 for this course). Unfortunately we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.

I now know how and why I should improve my profile and what parts are relevant to pay attention to!
Start date and time
1 May 2019 09:00
End date and time
1 May 2019 12:00
Entrance fee
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0.
More information
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