Smiles All Around: Career Services Hosts LinkedIn Photo Booth

Desmond With Students

For the third consecutive year the Marist College Center for Career Services held its LinkedIn Photo Booth event Nov. 29.

This year’s program was extended by an hour, as 140 students dressed in professional attire to have their headshot taken for their LinkedIn profile in the Alumni Reading Room on the third floor of the Cannavino Library. Each student took multiple headshots with one of three photographers and left with their photos on a flash drive provided by Northwestern Mutual, which sponsored the event.

Northwestern Mutual Director of Selection Ryan Reeves and Campus Recruiter Mary Kay Murphy were also on hand to speak to students individually about how to set up a strong LinkedIn profile.

"I was very impressed with the Marist students who attended this year's event,” said Desmond Murray, associate director of field experience in the Marist College Center For Career Services. “At least 20-25 students were at the LinkedIn Photo Booth almost 15 minutes before the event began. This shows that the students were eager to get their headshots and it also shows a good work ethic to be prompt for an interview or appointment."

About 30 additional students attended this year’s LinkedIn Photo Booth compared to last year’s event. Senior Michelle Eggink '18 even came to have her photo taken twice wearing separate outfits each time.

“It is very important to have a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile because you want potential employers to see you in your best light,” Eggink said. “With a professional photo you can put your best foot forward on digital platforms and potentially enhance your networking opportunities.”

Michelle Eggink Headshot