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Doe’s and Don’ts for 4/1/09: Five Reasons Why Students Need Business Cards

April 1, 2009

3163619808_d858407b4c2Business cards are a great way to brand yourself and further your network. Most professionals receive them upon landing a job, but it’s also essential that students utilize them to their advantage. After all, college is a perfect opportunity to make contacts. Here are five reasons why students need a business card, courtesy of

1. Share your contact information: Spare yourself the trouble of having to scribble your email address on a napkin.

2. Professionalism: Business cards make a great first impression.

3. Networking: Make it easy for people to remember you!

4. Personal Branding: This is a great chance to get creative and create something unique.

5. Other “Partners”: Business cards are not only great for business contacts – use them to network with all kinds of people.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Trisha permalink
    April 5, 2009 8:50 pm

    I had never thought of having business cards before having a fulltime job. Should they be semi-fun and show of your personality or more business oriented?

  2. S. Grossman permalink
    April 7, 2009 4:05 am

    Great post! I teach a career development class and told my students the same thing. Most of them had never even considered business cards. is a great place to get them.

  3. cahickerson permalink
    April 7, 2009 7:40 pm

    I agree completely. Students need cards.

  4. S. Grossman permalink
    April 30, 2009 3:08 pm

    Not sure if it’s too late to reply to Trisha above but I think they should err on the side of simple and professional. I have ones that are simple but have a bright red and white so they are still fun to me but pass the professional test. Hope that is helpful!

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