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Summer 2008
What's Happneing @ The Woods?
Online Networking: The Woods Way
In keeping up with “the times” and the growing number of William
Woods’ success stories and friends around the world, we started
two online social and professional networking communities.
Facebook.com
If you’re already on Facebook (a
social networking community),
be sure to join the William Woods
University: Alumni Association group.
Membership in this group is open to all WWU alumni, friends, current
and prospective students. If you haven’t yet discovered the fun
and instant connectivity this free site provides, sign-up today! But
we warn you, it’s addictive!
Over 40 on Facebook? You are not alone!
More than 110 million active users
The fourth most-traffcked website in the world
(comScore)
The most-traffcked social media site in the world
(comScore)
User Demographics
More than 55,000 regional, work-related, collegiate
and high school networks
More than half of Facebook users are outside of college
The fastest growing demographic is those 25 years old
and older
Maintain 85 percent market share of four-year U.S.
universities
LinkedIn.com
WWU also formed an offcial
group on the LinkedIn.com,
professional networking commu-
nity. Please join the WWU Alumni & Friends Offcial Group to take
advantage of a
simple and fast way to re-connect with friends and
colleagues (and the people they know).
Never heard of LinkedIn.com? LinkedIn is an online
network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from
around the world, representing 150 industries.
When you join, you create a profle that summarizes your profes-
sional accomplishments. Your profle helps you fnd and be found
by former colleagues, clients and partners. You can add more
connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and
connect to your profle. Your network consists of your con-
nections, your connections’ connections and the people they
know, linking you to thousands of qualifed professionals.
Through your network you can:
Find potential clients, employees, service providers,
subject experts and partners who come
recommended
Be found for business opportunities
Search for great jobs
Discover inside connections that can help you land
jobs and close deals
Post and distribute job listings
Find high-quality, passive candidates
Get introduced to other professionals through the
people you know LinkedIn is free to join. Paid
accounts are also available, giving you more tools
for fnding and reaching the right people, whether or
not they are in your network.
Quick links to both groups are available at
TheWoods.edu/Alumni
.