I’ve been on the road for the past few weeks – everyone knows that – and I’ve been given a ton of student business cards. Since one of our most popular blogs (EVER) was about how to create Savvy Student Business Cards, I wanted to provide more helpful hints on how to create an amazing business card. Here we go:
1. Portrait or Landscape Doesn’t Matter. I’ve seen cards that I like done both ways.
2. Take Off QR Codes. Employers aren’t using those and - to be honest - I’m not sure anyone is.
3. Fonts Should be Legible. If your font is too fancy and hard to read, it makes the employer want to go onto the next card.
4. The Card Should Look Current. The card shouldn’t look very “Web 2.0” and have chunky logos. If it looks like a card your CPA would give out, try to make it have a little more POP!
5. Avoid Too Much White Space. The card shouldn’t have so much white space that it looks like it’s missing a logo. Use your space wisely. The card is your real estate – use it well.
6. Bold Your Name. Your name should be the most prominent piece of information on the card. I suggest putting your name at the top.
7. School Should be Easy To Locate. The employer shouldn’t have to search for your school. It should be easy to find.
8. Don’t Write in Sentences. There is no professional that gives out business cards with complete sentences on it. For example, “I’m studying business at Villanova”
9. Incorporate Some Sort of Eye-Catching Design. This could be a photo that means something to you, squiggle lines, social media graphics, anything you want to make it pop.
10. Use an Outlook or Gmail Address. If the employer finds your card in two years, you want them to be able to reach you.
11. Make Your Graduation Year Clear. It’s important that the employer knows what year you graduate.