Student Business Cards
When you meet someone new, how do you stay in contact them? While many professionals have business cards to share, often students do not. Why not stand out from the crowd? Use business cards as a student when networking, attending or presenting at conferences or SIP symposiums, or at the Professional Development Institute.
Vista Print offers 250 free business cards with a small shipping/handling fee. Visit the site for free designs. Plan to wait for processing/shipping, as "rush" deliveries include an extra charge. These "free" cards come with a Vista Print logo on the back, which is more than acceptable for your student business cards. Text can be manipulated to suit your unique student needs. A simple, classic design is best.
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If you are not interested in the Vista Print option, you might simply purchase cardstock/heavy paper and make your own business cards. The step-by-step directions below may be helpful.
- Select one of the basic template options below for your business/networking card. Each is a Word document that you may save to your computer. Download the file of templates already fitted for printout.
- Change the information to fit your name, contact info, and optional objectives (for example, you might choose to highlight foreign study). While you might change the wording/formatting to suit your individual taste, don’t move the templates around; they have already been fitted for printout of 10 cards per page.
- To avoid formatting/template issues, we advise you to simply print your cards on individual pages of card stock. Then, trim to the standard 2 inch by 3.5 inch size with a paper cutter. It is best to choose white or off-white to keep your cards as professional as possible.
Card stock sheets can be purchased at the Mail and Copy Center. If you opt to print out the document on ready-made business card DIY paper (which can be purchased at Kinko’s, Office Max, or Office Depot) remember that templates may vary. Make sure you know how to place the paper before you print. Do a test print on regular paper first.