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It’s with pride, amazement and excitement that we enter LinkedIn’s fourth internship year. Just over three years ago, we launched our first formal internship program at our Mountain View headquarters. It was about 15 years ago when the concept of “balance” started making the media rounds. After reading yet another article about the importance of establishing this magical equilibrium I took the concept to my office. Once a month, we set aside a Friday for employees to think creatively, work on innovative projects, and invest in their careers. It would be hard to count the number of people who have been influenced by Bill Gates: early employees of Microsoft; Gates Foundation grantees across the world; nonprofit innovators. During yesterday’s keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Craig Federighi announced that LinkedIn will be integrated into the newest version of OS X, called OS X Mavericks. There are a number of things that signify the beginning of summer – warm weather, longer days, family vacations. You have your new degree in hand and your future at the forefront, so now what? Whether you’ve landed a job or are still weighing your options, LinkedIn can be an invaluable tool for your next steps post-graduation. Finding and hiring top talent is critical to a small company’s growth and success, yet this is just one of many hats worn by small business leaders. Natural curiosity entices many people to wonder, “Who’s been viewing my profile?” each day on LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our members’ accounts. You may have seen that we recently enabled the ability for you to add rich media to your profile to help you visually showcase your professional story and accomplishments. I want to connect people around the world through meaningful conversation. Networking is hugely important in our times. When I told my Canadian colleagues that I had the truly awesome opportunity to work for two months in the LinkedIn Brazil office, they immediately imagined me working on a beach in the hot sun sipping fruity drinks. On Sunday morning at 5am, three buses departed LinkedIn’s Mountain View headquarters to head to the 102nd Annual Bay to Breakers, a quirky 12k run in San Francisco that LinkedIn has participated in officially for the past 3 years. You may have noticed that we’ve been on a mission to simplify LinkedIn. We hope you’re enjoying a simpler and easier, yet elegant and engaging experience across your mobile and desktop experiences. I spend a lot of time teaching job seekers how to make new connections on LinkedIn. Constantly meeting new people and growing your professional network is crucial to uncovering job leads and building a successful and lasting career. If you suspect that your 20-something employee is sneering at you from behind the stack of copies you asked him to collate, research suggests you might be right. At LinkedIn, our mission is to connect talent with opportunity. The Dublin-based Talent Acquisition team decided to participate in the Ireland JobBridge program last year to bring this mission to life in our offices. It gives me immense pleasure to announce another momentous occasion in LinkedIn India’s journey. Earlier this month, we crossed 20 million members in India. At LinkedIn, our mission is to connect talent with opportunity at massive scale. In the past 18 months, we’ve more than doubled the number of job opportunities posted on LinkedIn.