Most university students do not have a LinkedIn account. The conclusion of a survey by Universidade Portucalense, which reveals, however, that the vast majority are aware of the existence of the platform decicated to the professional environment.
The answers given by 358 students in the 2019/2020 academic year, at the University Portucalense, in Porto, and behind the University of Granada, reveal that 67% of young people choose not to have an account on the social network. In terms of numbers, this means that only 118 are registered on LinkedIn. Despite these values, the truth is that most, 275 students, know the social network.
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Of these 118, most have up to 100 connections on the social network and only 7% have more than 300. Still, 86 students assume they have never used LinkedIn, with only seven guaranteeing that they are online every day.
Regarding the platform's usefulness, university students mainly use the social network to search for jobs or internships. Secondly, contact with professionals in the area or internship arises and publicly exposing the circle is the third most common reason for young people to use the social network.