July 10, 2019
As the summer progresses, the Los Angeles Media Internship Program (LAMIP) continues to provide professional growth for its interns. As part of the regularly scheduled cohort activities, during the second week of the program, the interns were trained on how to maximize their potential through the famous professional networking platform, LinkedIn.
On June 26, 2019 LAMIP featured speaker Ryan Zervakos, a representative from LinkedIn, who presented on “Mastering LinkedIn.” The workshop went over the latest LinkedIn updates, including LinkedIn Learning, and outlined methods the interns should implement to enhance their LinkedIn profiles. Zervakos provided examples of other youth who built strong profiles, showcasing how proper use of the platform can help in landing jobs after graduation.
Zervakos engaged the interns by showing them detailed features of how to utilize groups and schools, network with recruiters, and search and apply for jobs through the platform. The step-by-step tutorial was extremely informative, inspiring each of the interns to update their profiles by the end of the workshop.
“I learned a lot today, I didn’t realize how much LinkedIn had to offer,” expressed Ani Vartani, an intern at IMN Creative Inc.
The interns will continue to learn as they go through the rest of the weekly activities which include more professional development workshops, cultural activities, and social outings. Their next workshop will focus on developing their elevator pitches and revising their resumes.