I am a student at a US university in a Masters program. We have a industry project I am working on with another student, and I was also involved in this student in other projects.
This student shows minimum effort (if not none) for all projects, but boosts it on their resume & LinkedIn profile as if they have done all the work. What's worse is that they claim they are a "project coordinator" on their LinkedIn profile even though this position means nothing & I am handling the project management responsibilities.
This individual also has several other lies on his LinkedIn profile including courses he has taken. When asked about these lies, this person just laughs it off.
I have very less past industry experience in my current field of study, i.e mostly academic. In the internship application process this year (for this summer), I have found that this person was considered seriously due to his past work experience even if the current position requires qualifications in which he lies. I do not understand how this person had been able to perform his job, and had secured a full-time position at this company.
When I present my qualifications, it seems like I am inadequate.
Is there any way to formally address the lies?