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Utilize LinkedIn Learning for FREE as a Student

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SJSU chapter.

Do you want to learn new skills to include on your resume or LinkedIn profile? Do you have a new hobby, or need help with your job interview? Have no fear, because LinkedIn Learning is here! LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technological and creative skills through expert-led course videos. The best part is that you can get LinkedIn Learning for FREE as an SJSU student by using your SJSU email to sign up!

LinkedIn Learning has a variety of courses ranging from topics such as Business, Creative Arts, and Technology. Here are some topics related to each category:


  • Business Analysis and Strategy
  • Business Software and Tools
  • Career Development
  • Customer Service
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurs
  • Training/Education

Creative Arts:

  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
  • Animation/Illustration
  • Audio/Music
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics and VFX
  • Photography
  • Product/Manufacturing
  • User Experience
  • Video
  • Visualization/Real-Time
  • Web Design


  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Science
  • Database Management
  • DevOps
  • IT Help Desk
  • Mobile Development
  • Network/System Administration
  • Security
  • Software Development
  • Web Development

Each of these topics has courses and when you click on “Browse,” you can view the courses related to all these various topics.

Examples of helpful courses that everyone can benefit from include:

  • Mastering Common Interview Questions
  • How to Rock an Interview
  • Writing a Resume
  • Remote Work Foundations
  • Learning Personal Branding

These courses can all be found under the “Career Development” category.

There are also many courses related to remote work and learning how to work from home. Browse the site and I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll want to learn right away! If you see a course that interests you but wants to work on later, you can save it! Once you’re done with a course, you can add it to your LinkedIn profile so potential employers know you have acquired that skill!

Here are some testimonials from SJSU students who have used LinkedIn Learning:

  • “It’s a great tool to learn about anything and everything you have ever wanted to learn about! There are all kinds of courses available from basic coding to emotional intelligence and leadership skills. I love accessing LinkedIn learning from time to time to sharpen my professional skills.” – Tara Ebrahimpour, Psychology, Senior
  • “LinkedIn Learning is such a great program that provides students and professionals with free educational courses. As someone who hopes to work within the media industry, the courses have helped me a lot with social media and digital marketing. I definitely recommend others to take advantage of this resource!” -Eryka Casey, Communications Studies, Junior
  • “There are so many video courses on LinkedIn Learning. Whatever you want to learn, you can find them on LinkedIn. I have used LinkedIn Learning right now to mostly focus on learning more about Project Management since that is the career path I am interested in taking. Even though some of my classes briefly went over some skills I would need to know, these videos definitely helped me learn a lot more and I feel more comfortable going into projects!” – Neda Amin, MIS, Senior
  • “LinkedIn Learning is such a useful learning experience. I can learn on the go, from home, and take the time I need to finish a course. I never felt rushed. I love the flexibility!” – Shawn Klein, Human Resources, Senior
  • “I found LinkedIn Learning to be a valuable tool to add to your profile. It’s a great starting point on expanding knowledge and demonstrates curiosity to employers. I believe it best serves as a supplement to your classes.” – Kristell Nunez, Marketing, Junior
  • “All it takes is taking that first step. Once you take that first step towards learning, a door of many more opportunities will open for you. You’ll both learn and have the certifications to prove it!” – Ysra Khayat, Marketing, Senior
  • “Whether it be brushing up on my skills or picking up something new, LinkedIn Learning is perfect because of the wide range of courses it offers. Helps that it’s free for SJSU students as well!” – Ishan Gupta, Finance, Senior
  • There you have it! As an SJSU student, LinkedIn Learning could be a very lucrative tool for you to broaden your talent base and make your LinkedIn profile shine for those potential employers! Good luck and happy learning!
My name is Sachi and I'm a Marketing Major at SJSU and I love photography, going on new adventures, and doing anything creative!
Attending San Jose State University and majoring in marketing. I am a nature child who believes that traveling the world, meeting new people, eating good food, and embracing other cultures is a vital part of life. I enjoy painting, hammocking, and exploring Pinterest whenever I get the chance. Find me on Instagram @camytotah