The Career Services Staff has been visiting with companies this summer to learn about specific company recruiting needs, to gain an glimpse inside of company headquarters, to meet with fellow Gauchos at these companies, and to gain a better sense of industry trends. All of the information garnered from these visits will help inform the practice of our staff and will, in turn, help Gauchos to succeed in the application process and more adequately understand the job market.
One such visit took place this week at the LinkedIn office in Carpinteria, CA. During this visit we were able to meet with recruiters and HR professionals to learn about their hiring needs, get a tour of the LinkedIn campus, and have lunch in their fabulous facility. At the LinkedIn office in Carpinteria, they concentrate on the LinkedIn Learning platform which offers an online learning program for premium account holders. LinkedIn Learning combines industry-leading content from Lynda.com with LinkedIn’s professional data and network. If you haven’t checked it out, you should! https://www.linkedin.com/learning/me
Given their concentration on the LinkedIn Learning platform, this office primarily hires experienced professionals in the areas of Content Management, Content Production, Video Editing, Motion Graphics Design, and Live Action Directing. From time to time, they may have entry-level roles in their Customer Support or Sales division. LinkedIn also has U.S. locations in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Omaha, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington state which offer more job opportunities for recent graduates.
If you’re looking to get your foot in the door with LinkedIn, consider their robust internship program. They have opportunities in technical, business and creative programs. The recruiters we met highly recommended students applying to the internship program to gain a competitive edge. To learn more, visit: https://studentcareers.linkedin.com/internships
If you’d like to learn more about this visit or about working at LinkedIn, consider making an appointment with one of our career counselors. They can discuss ways in which you can stand out in the application process and share with you the tips we discovered in our visit. In the meantime, browse some of the photos below which will give you an inside look into the LinkedIn office in Carpinteria.