(BOSTON — July 26th, 2012) Hult International Business School, the world’s largest postgraduate business school and LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members, today announced that they will be working together on LinkedIn’s College Pilot Program.
The college pilot program will deepen integration and information sharing between LinkedIn and Hult, opening a new wave of personalization. As real-world identities migrate online, Hult will be able to connect with more than 6,000 alumni worldwide and allow more conversations to take place between current students and alumni. Through unique database matching, Hult’s Alumni Association will be able to stay up-to-date on graduates’ career progress and utilize LinkedIn’s data to create job opportunities.
Currently, over 60% of Hult alumni use LinkedIn and Hult’s presence is projected to increase to 80% as LinkedIn’s customized data mining tools will assist in targeting and onboarding new members to Hult’s professional group. As an early adopter, Hult’s global reach with 5 international campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai and exceptionally diverse student body will provide LinkedIn with new insights into the global employment market.
Hult President Stephen Hodges applauds the partnership. “Hult’s selection as one of only six universities to participate in LinkedIn’s pilot highlights our commitment to pioneering industry tools for our students and maintaining strong relationships with our alumni.”
“LinkedIn is focused on helping professionals – and aspiring professionals – find fulfilling careers, connect and engage with people who can help them advance their career, and build their professional reputation, said Christina Allen, director of product management at LinkedIn. “Teaming up with Hult International Business School is a great way for us to explore the needs of students and alumni, and help them ultimately achieve long-term success and professional growth.”
About Hult International Business School
Hult is the world’s most international business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The School offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Undergraduate degrees. Hult’s one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in the world by The Economist and 1st in International Experience by the Financial Times. www.hult.edu.