Students can have business cards too. Although it may look pretentious to have a business card as a student, having a business card could be helpful for students. Especially if you are starting to look for a job, handing out a card that would introduce you who you are, how can you be contacted and maybe a brief description or slogan about yourself could be helpful. Here are some helpful tips in designing your student business cards. These are just suggestions and general guidelines and may not be applicable to your situation. Also, your university or school might have a template for student business cards. These tips, therefore is applicable for those who are thinking of having a more personalized business card.
- Keep your student business card simple. Design your cards with minimal design elements and in subtle color tones. However, if you are an art or creative student, then go ahead and be very artistic!
- Putting your name and contact details (telephone numbers and email address) may be enough for some. You may also include a URL if you have a personal website.
- Do not make the mistake of putting your start up business or a freelance service in your card even if it is a legitimate one. Especially if you are job hunting, bear in mind that your business card should talk about you.
- You may also include a brief personal statement on the back or across the bottom if you like.
Below are some examples of designs that you may want to use as inspiration in designing your own personal or student business cards. The designs are simple and they focus on personal branding. To know more about each business card design, just click on the preview image.