LinkedIn Alternative Programs, a non-profit organisation, provides information and guidance to students and their families on how to apply for a range of alternative degrees.
It is designed to help students to get the most out of their degree, but also to help those who may be struggling to find the right career for them.
You can find out more about it here.
How do you apply?
To find out whether you are eligible to apply, you will need to submit your CV to LinkedIn.
You will need your highest academic standing, which will vary depending on your degree and the major.
In some cases, the higher the academic standing you have, the better the opportunity to apply.
You also need to complete a self-assessment form and submit it to LinkedIn to help them determine whether you meet the qualifications to apply to the program.
The self-test can take a few days.
If you have a disability, your disability status will also be recorded.
Once your CV is submitted, you can apply for the program by visiting the LinkedIn Alternative program site.
Your application fee will be set by the program and you will be contacted by email once the application has been accepted.
Once you have applied, you’ll need to send your completed application to the organisation.
If successful, the organisation will contact you via email within two weeks to inform you if your application has passed.
You must send your application via email.
If not, you may be asked to pay a processing fee, which varies depending on the program you choose.
If your application is rejected, you must wait two weeks before applying for a new degree.
You may also be asked for an assessment to determine whether your degree is suitable for the jobs you are interested in.
How to apply: You can apply online, by phone or by mail.
Once the application is submitted to the programme, you need to email your application to: LinkedIn Alternative Program, College and Career Advice and Services, 3, Victoria Street, Victoria, VIC 3142, or visit the website here.
What to expect: You will be asked a few questions about your background, interests and qualifications.
If they are similar to those listed on the LinkedIn site, they may indicate that you should consider applying to a different programme.
You need to answer some of the questions on your application, but it will be important that you do not answer any questions that you may not be able to answer on your own.
This may mean that you have to resubmit your application.
If this is the case, your application will be reviewed and the decision will be taken by LinkedIn.
If the organisation is not happy with your application and you are asked to reschedule, you are expected to provide a justification and explain why.
If a decision is made to cancel your application after a period of time, you do need to resitify your application if you can.
How long will my application take to complete?
LinkedIn Alternative is a three-year program, but if you are looking to get your degree within that time frame, you should plan ahead and apply online.
If possible, you want to make sure that you complete the application in a timely manner.
If it takes more than three months to complete your application online, you might consider applying through a recruitment agency such as LinkedIn.