Getting Started With SwatLink: How to Set Up Your Profile to Optimize Your Platform Experience 

Hopefully you’re excited to try our new alumni mentoring and connection platform, SwatLink. Once you log in, the best way to get started is by setting up your profile. The information you include in your profile helps the platform work more effectively for you.


Why It’s Important to Set Up Your SwatLink Profile

  1. SwatLink will recommend potential alumni to connect with. Based upon the information you provide in your profile, SwatLink’s connections algorithm will elevate alumni profiles based upon commonalities such as career interests or help topic areas. . It will identify potential matches to get you started on connecting with alumni. 
  2. Alumni will identify commonalities once you reach out. Alumni will not be able to see student profiles, but when you decide to reach out, they will be able to see your profile and see your story. This will help them get a better sense of who you are and how they can best help you. 

Now that you have a better understanding of the value of why your profile is a crucial first step, let’s walk through how to do so. 

Setting Up Your Profile

  • Sign in through “Single Sign-On.” You will automatically have an account with SwatLink if you sign in through Single Sign-On (If you don’t, you will be sent to an approval queue where you will have to be approved. 
  • Add potential help topics you want help with. Adding relevant topics will help surface alumni with similar interests.
  • Adding your affinity/identity group interests, work, extracurricular, athletics, and leadership experiences. This goes back to the original point of painting a clearer picture of who you are to those viewing your profile.  
  • Already have a LinkedIn profile? You can upload your experiences from your LinkedIn Profile to your SwatLink profile to save time. 

Need Help Setting Up Your Profile?

Stop by Career Fellow Drop Ins from Mondays to Fridays from 1 to 4:30pm. If you also would like a profile photo, we are more than happy to take one for you by requesting one in the resources portal

By Andres Perez Correa
Andres Perez Correa Marketing & Engagement Coordinator