In an effort to better assist students with their careers at an earlier age, LinkedIn announced yesterday that they will be introducing University Pages, beginning on September 12.

“We believe University Pages will be especially valuable for students making their first, big decision about where to attend college,” Christina Allen, Director of Product Management at LinkedIn, wrote in a blog post.

As of September 12, students in high school will be able to join LinkedIn and browse University Pages as a means to aid them with their college search. There are a number of benefits offered by University Pages, including the ability for students to explore universities worldwide, read about the careers alumni have embarked on, and grow their personal network.

Over 200 schools already have adopted University Pages, and many more schools should be doing the same over the next few weeks.

In coordination with this announcement, LinkedIn recently released a video titled “LinkedIn for Students: Your Career Starts Here.” That video can be seen at the top of this page.

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