I wanted to invite you into a Twitter discussion I was having about an issue that most career services professionals have probably had to deal with this at some point: How do you handle LinkedIn connection requests from students?
To me, the fundamental question comes down to whether a LinkedIn connection to a career services professional provides a real added benefit to students. If it does, then I would argue that benefit MUST be extended (or denied) equally to ALL students. If it doesn’t, then it is simply a matter of personal preference.
How do YOU handle student LinkedIn invites? Please vote in the Flash Poll! Disagree with my analysis? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!