We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe, atomically. Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us.
—  Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Steps For College Students Using LinkedIn To Connect

So, instead of advising you to spam strangers, here’s how I would use LinkedIn if I were a college student to get a job or internship:

1) Make your profile awesome (duh).

2) Request to connect as many people from your imported contacts list or the “people you may know” feature as possible.

3) Commit to adding connections on the platform once a week or so for 2-3 months, until you build up to a few hundred connections.

4)  Use the handy “How You’re Connected” tool  to identify the intermediaries between you and the people you’re interested in meeting.

5) Reach out to the intermediaries and ask them if they’d be willing to introduce you to the target you’ve identified.

6) Repeat

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“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”  

Andrew Boyd ~