Each year almost half of internships reported by School of Management students are found through networking.
LinkedIn is a highly recommended professional social networking site boasting more than 85 million users, linking companies, executives, alumni and peers. The main purpose of your LinkedIn profile is to build a highly informative and professional online presence.
Facebook is used mainly for socializing and for joining groups that reflect your hobbies and interests. When you begin an internship search, your online presence is often reviewed by potential employers to draw conclusions about you. This means that you should strive to maintain a separation between your professional activities and purely social ones. Make sure your privacy settings are such that only those individuals to whom you have granted permission will see your details. Keep in mind, however, that no site is entirely foolproof. Eliminate any revealing photos and unprofessional commentary or posts that do not reflect well on your personal brand.