Social Media

Social media is an important tool for students to use in their internship or full time job search. Networking opportunities, job openings, event listings and timely career-related discussions are a few of the benefits. Employers increasingly look to social media as a way to recruit the top talent pool from colleges and universities. Many times, inside career information or early notification of openings appear through social media.

As you begin exploring the many ways to use social media, Career Services and Alumni Relations invites you to connect with us using the following tools:

  • SPP Alumni Directory  As a current SPP student, you automatically have access to over 2000 SPP alumni around the nation and the world. Search by employer information, specialization, graduation date and other criteria to begin building your network of helpful contacts.
  • LinkedIn  Register an account on LinkedIn and join the University of Maryland School of Public Policy Alumni group to connect with alumni working across all sectors. Participate in discussions, learn of upcoming events and request important introductions to professionals that may be helpful in your job or internship search.
  • Twitter  Follow Career Services and Alumni Relations (and other Twitter users) to stay up to date on application deadlines, event information and other important announcements.