As a part of LinkedIn’s efforts to help steer the careers of the collegiate, the corporation is planning to soon open its online networking service for the high school students. The plan, which is effective from September 12, will have a new minimum age to be able to create an account on LinkedIn, namely 13 to 16 years.
The idea behind lowering the age requirement on LinkedIn is to allow high school students to use its new feature ‘University Pages’ that is designed to help them network with campuses around the world and with alumni.
Already, around 200 universities have set up their pages with the professional online network and LinkedIn Corp. says that thousands more are expected to join the feature in the near future.
The advantage for the company with this plan is that it widens its customer base that in turn will increase its revenue.