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The 14th Annual IEP Conference Skill Building Sessions

Skill Building: Insider Information on Making Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn helps professionals connect to opportunity. This session will show you the best way to build your professional brand, maintain a network and compare a good and a bad profile.

Skill Building Presenter

Jake Hirshe-Allen
Enterprise Relationship Manager
LinkedIn

Connecting people is Jake's passion and profession. He has applied this pursuit through work in international criminal law and intellectual property law, global health, software development and education. He currently works with students, staff and faculty at Canada's universities to leverage Lynda.com and LinkedIn to achieve their academic and professional goals. He also tries to further LinkedIn's vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce via its Economic Graph.

He is a partner at Functional Imperative and Lighthouse Labs, the software development firm and immersive software development bootcamp he co-founded in Toronto and Vancouver. He teaches global health at McMaster University and consults as Director of Business Development for the Multiplicity Accelerator and Cobalt Counsel. He is also the Executive Director of McGill’s International Criminal Law Clinic and Chair of the Global Education Platform's Technology and Delivery Committee.

He has degrees in civil and common law from McGill University and received his B.A. in International Relations and Archetypal Mythology from the University of Toronto.