LinkedIn Learning UTRGV Campus-Wide Access Ended December 6th, 2023.

The LinkedIn Learning campus-wide license was instituted at UTRGV on a year-to-year basis. It was renewed for the Fall 2023 semester, with an end date of December 6th. UTRGV is conducting assessments regarding online professional development platforms to serve the needs of students, faculty, and staff.


Student Employment Development Initiative

In Spring 2022, the Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development launched an expanded pilot for the development and mentoring of student employees in the Division of Research via the LinkedIn Learning platform.

The focus of this program was to develop UTRGV student employees with the professional soft skills and technical skills they need to successfully perform their job functions while preparing them for their future careers after graduation.

Through this pilot, professional skills development via LinkedIn Learning was paired with mentoring from their direct supervisor to build and strengthen our student's resumes for the competitive job market. This program also provided support and training resources for supervisors to grow and develop as mentors.

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Enhancing Skills Development for Student Experience Internship (SEI) Program Interns  

We teamed up with the   Career Center  to enhance skills development for the UTRGV students participating in the Student Experience Internship Program (SEI) during Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

Through our partnership, SEI interns received a tailored learning path on the LinkedIn Learning platform with a sequence of courses on the professional soft skills students need to succeed in their internships. These courses were curated based on the   National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies for a career-ready workforce:  Career & Self-Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Professionalism, Teamwork, and Technology.

Additional LinkedIn Learning Content collections were curated to boost the development of general technical skills and additional professional soft skills in high demand. Interns also received access to customized course collections based on their internship job responsibilities.

In this initiative, SEI Intern Supervisors are expected to take an active role in becoming strong mentors to their interns and support them in building skillsets that will enhance their performance during their internship. Supervisors are supported through a curated LinkedIn Learning collection of interactive and succinct video courses, led by industry experts, in areas that strengthen their growth as supervisors and mentors. Additional professional education resources are provided such as access to a virtual dialog between professionals with expertise in recruitment and mentoring and UTRGV student employees.

Student Employment Office

The Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development (PEWD) partnered with the Student Employment Office to provide customized professional development content collections on LinkedIn Learning for their College to Career program. This initiative is available to all UTRGV student employees and students seeking on campus employment, with the purpose of helping them articulate career-ready skills through participation in events and professional development trainings.

The eight content collections curated for students participating in this program, provides them an array of courses on vital workforce skills that they may complete to meet the requirements of the program. Students may earn digital badges in four tracks that focus on the eight career readiness competencies, defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

PEWD also works with the Student Employment Office to curate and offer LinkedIn Learning content collections designed for student employees to have a successful on-campus job experience. The courses included enable students to gain essential professional soft skills and in-demand technical skills that will help them become more effective in their job duties and build valuable work experience to succeed in the workforce after graduation.

Enhancing Service-Learning Course Outcomes with LinkedIn Learning

In collaboration with the Office of Engaged Scholarship & Learning, we provide resources and development sessions specifically designed for faculty who teach service-learning courses. The resources created focus on ways to maximize student learning outcomes (SLOs) with the integration of LinkedIn Learning content. They include:

  • Sharing of best practices from faculty who are using the LinkedIn Learning platform to complement their curriculum with industry-aligned professional skills development.
  • Individualized faculty support to (1) embed industry-aligned content to prepare students to apply classroom learning to workforce needs, and (2) curate content collections to facilitate the acquisition of professional soft skills students need to succeed in service-learning projects.