Setting Up Your Profile
It’s easy to set up your profile. Go to andrews.edu/network and click Join Now. You can choose if you’d prefer to sign up using your email address, or through LinkedIn, Google or Facebook.
The benefit of signing up through LinkedIn is that this will copy your LinkedIn career information and add it to your Andrews Network profile, thus reducing your set-up time. Once your profile has been set up, if you continue to keep it synced with LinkedIn, any career updates you add to your LinkedIn profile in the future will automatically get added to the Andrews Network!
Follow the sign-up instructions, which will include verifying your email address (be sure to check your junk mail folder if it doesn’t appear and to approve messages from Andrews Network). You will then continue setting up your profile, including a list of options to select for ways to offer help/mentoring or seek help/mentoring. Offer Help/Mentoring is the mentoring section, and lets you choose if you’re willing to be a mentor or not. If you’re a current student, you can probably skip this part unless you’re joining a freshman mentoring program.
The section that’s going to be important to you as a student is the Seek Help/Seek Mentoring section. This is where you will select the mentoring topics which you’d like to discuss with an Andrews alum, and the ways in which you’re hoping to be helped/communicated with by them.
Once you hit submit, our team will review your profile application as we want to ensure that the Andrews Network stays exclusive to the Andrews community. Please be patient as it may take 1-3 business days to approve your profile. Once approved, you will be able to log in and access the Andrews Network whenever you wish at andrews.edu/network. You may also download the mobile version on the Apple Store or Google Play Store (search for Andrews Network).
Completing Your Profile
Once you’ve logged in, we encourage you to complete setting up your profile, as in some cases users may skip an important profile step that allows various automatic matching and connections within the Andrews Network.
1 – Click on your profile icon at the top right and select “Edit profile” from the menu shown there.
2 – Finish setting up the missing information in your profile. You can upload a profile picture, edit your career and education information (include internships, volunteer experience and other relevant skills under your career section), and showcase your hobbies/interests in order for the system to facilitate matching you with alumni who may have similar interests.
3 – Andrews Network uses an advanced algorithm to match you with alumni that may have similar interests. As such, please be sure to make your Andrews University Education profile as complete as possible.
Be sure to add “Activities” from those available as shown below.
Note: If you are participating in more than one activity or club, you can select more than one under this dropbox box.
You can regularly re-sync your profile with LinkedIn to ensure it is automatically updated through settings.
Under settings, you can also adjust your notifications preferences as well as your privacy settings.
Remember to update your Andrews Network profile after graduation! You can continue to seek mentoring from alums experienced in your chosen career path, join groups, and give back to students after graduation.
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