I have to admit that this is one of my secret weapons on LinkedIn.
My Dad said to me when I was eighteen, that the network of friends that I create at school or university will one day become my most valuable business asset. And it's true.
Take some time to look around LinkedIn's alumni feature, because what it reveals is quite often amazing. There are many ways that you could potentially use it, but the ability to find introductions to companies or organisations that you want to work with or get close to is worth its weight in gold.
You’ve narrowed your search using the appropriate filters and have identified a list of individuals you want to connect with. While you’re technically done with the "Alumni Tool" portion of it all, don’t stop now! You still want to take the ball to the goal (aka reach out to the people you just found and make the most of your search).