LinkedIn releases Students app to help graduates with job search

LinkedIn has released its Students app, tailored specifically for graduates looking for the best job option available after college.

Graduation is approaching and college students are searching for jobs that will best fit their degrees.

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According to the New York Federal reserve, although 86 percent of students choose to go to college to get better jobs, 44 percent of college graduates are underemployed.

Now LinkedIn has released its LinkedIn Students app.

The app helps students discover jobs that are a best fit for graduates with their major.

The app shows companies that tend to hire from the college the student went to, and the careers paths of recent alumni with similar degrees.

The app uses insights from LinkedIn's database of over 400 million professionals.

It aims to be the personal job exploration guide for students.

It will provide tailored jobs and related recommendations based on career paths of hundreds of millions of professionals.

Students can use these insights to discover and explore career opportunities not previously considered.

The app is only available for iOS and Android and is only available in the US.

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Students input their education information which enables the app to match the student with recommended job and company information based on the school attended.

The app will deliver career advice articles and will showcase the types of jobs that others - who majored in a similar topic - have.

The US economy has $1.2 trillion of student loan debt according to the Economic Policy Institute in 2015.

It also has an unemployment rate among college graduates of 7.2 percent, up from 5.5 percent in 2007.

Graduating with thousands of dollars of debt makes landing a good first job out of college a very important task.

Any app that will chip away at your job search checklist during your free moments and help you find the perfect job for your skillset, is certainly worth a look.