While chatting with a fellow alum the other day, he recommended that I create business cards for networking. In college I created business cards for a class using InDesign, but I no longer have access to InDesign. So I looked around online for a website to create business cards. I settled on Vistaprint for my needs. I wanted something professional and simple. While I may end up working somewhere creative, somewhere where the business cards aren't as traditional, I decided to keep the business cards simple and classic, just black and white, because I could end up somewhere white-collar and I'd rather market myself to that.
For business cards at Vistaprint, you can choose between three weights: Standard, Signature, and Ultra Thick. The Standard were too thin for me, and the Ultra Thick were too thick, so I chose Signature. I have my business cards now and I love their weight.
I chose to browse their designs and picked this one. I did modify it though to fit my needs. I moved some of the words around and didn't include my address because the purpose of the business card is to network. I included my name, email, phone number, website, degree, experience, and what kind of position I am seeking.
I chose the linen cards, and they're great. I don't have any graphics or logos, so if you're creating business cards with any of that, you might want to choose something else, but for just text, the linen is nice.
What do you think of having personal business cards?