Your Edit Profile page can be reached from your profile page, or by clicking on the arrow next to your profile picture in the header.
Note: The fields on your profile will differ based on your institution's settings. Some fields added in registration or Edit Profile may not appear on your profile page.
When you are finished editing your profile, make sure to save all changes.
Profile Intro & Summary
The top section of the Edit Profile page contains the following editable fields:
- Profile Photo
- First Name
- Last Name
- Maiden Name
- Job Title
- Job Function
Your maiden name will appear in brackets between your first and last name.
You can choose a company from the default list; if your company does not appear, you can add a new company to the list. It is important to spell your company name the same as others from your company, so that others can easily search for you in the directory.
This is a free text field.
You can choose one or more industries from the default list. Your industry is generally based on the company where you are currently employed.
You can choose a job function from the default list. Your job function is related to your current position.
If you registered with LinkedIn or later synced your LinkedIn profile, your LinkedIn summary will pull into your profile automatically. You can also edit your profile to add a summary.
Location & Contact Information
Admin can allow for contact information, email, phone number and your personal website to appear on your profile, as well as your general location - country, state and city. Your home/mailing address is only visible for administrative purposes and will not be shown to other users.
If you do not want your contact or location information to appear on your profile, you can edit your privacy settings accordingly.
Your email can be edited in your Account Settings.
It is recommended to add your full address in the location field. This will allow your institution to be in contact with you to provide you with your full alumni benefits. Other users will only be able to see your city, state and country, and not your full address. This field is free text, using Google Maps.
This is a free text field. If you do not want other users to see your phone number, you can hide it in your privacy settings.
This field is for you to promote your personal or business website. You should enter the full url of your website.
Instagram, Flickr, Twitter & YouTube
Add a link to your social media accounts to allow others to follow you or subscribe to your channel.
To allow others to chat or video conference on Skype, add in your Skype username.
To allow others to chat with you on Facebook, add your Facebook username, which can be found at the end of the url of your Facebook profile. This is usually your firstname.lastname, but may also contain numbers. http://facebook.com/your.facebook.username.
Willing to help & Mentoring Options
Depending on your institutions settings, you can opt in to help others and offer mentoring, or to ask for help and mentoring in specific areas. If a user has permission to request or offer help or mentoring to you, they will see the relevant options on your profile.
If a user requests help from you, you will receive the help request as an internal message in your chat.
You are also able to offer mentoring to and seek mentoring from other users. Mentoring requests will go to the Mentoring section of the platform. If a mentoring request or offer is accepted, the users will be considered to be in a mentoring relationship.
This section will generally contain your degree information (universities), high school graduation year (K-12s), program information (non-academic institutions), etc.
You can add multiple degrees if relevant, by clicking on the ADD DEGREE button, but only degrees from this institution should be added in this section.
If you have a degree, or other qualification, from an outside institution, this information can be added in this section of your profile. You can add multiple degrees by clicking on the ADD DEGREE button.
If you registered with LinkedIn or later synced your LinkedIn profile, your work experience will pull into your profile automatically. You can also manually add your previous positions.
This section may contain fields such as skills, interests, varsity sports teams, etc. You can choose your options from the default lists. You may also have free text questions in this section. These free-text questions are used to boost your profile and let others know more about you and your experiences.
The information gathered at registration and from the Edit profile section differs from institution to institution. Personal information, such as date of birth, salary information, etc. should not appear on user profiles. If you are seeing information that you feel should not be public, please contact your site administrator.