You're handed a business card and it says "student"...

What do you think? Pretentious or one way to stand out? Friend of mine mentioned that it helped her a lot while networking, but I can't imagine handing this to someone who has the power to make or break me.

Thoughts?

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Comments (28)

Sep 9, 2017

In my university, this is actually very common. There are plenty of students handing out their "business cards". To a certain degree it makes sense, but it does sometimes come off as pretentious.

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Sep 9, 2017

Its pretty common for MBA students.

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Sep 14, 2017

I should've been more clear, I was talking about undergrad. I wouldn't think it happens often, so I was wondering if that's an advantage.

Sep 14, 2017

Its gonna be a no from me dog

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Sep 14, 2017

The only business card that matters...

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Sep 14, 2017

Yes. Don't do it. Really stupid idea.

Sep 14, 2017

My school gives us probably about 500 for free. I think I've used one. People have said they've had some good experiences with them, I mostly just leave them behind at restaurants after I pay as joke, no one takes them seriously.

Sep 14, 2017

Don't use them in the USA

Sep 14, 2017

Don't. If you're networking, ask for their card. Then follow up and they then have your contact information.

Giving a busy banker your card would not get you anywhere. If would end up in the trash or lost on his(her) desk and never used.

Sep 14, 2017

It would definitely be memorable...
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but not in a good way.

Sep 14, 2017

I trying to suss out what you're thinking with this clown post ... of course you should get them otherwise all the bankers you meet will have no way of contacting you. I'd get something in a subtle off-white with a tasteful thickness, preferably with your photo.

Sep 14, 2017
adapt or die:

I trying to suss out what you're thinking with this clown post ... of course you should get them otherwise all the bankers you meet will have no way of contacting you. I'd get something in a subtle off-white with a tasteful thickness, preferably with your photo.

you mean like this?

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Sep 14, 2017

That really cracked me up, "Because it doesn't belong in a rolodex!" SB for you

Sep 14, 2017
adapt or die:

I trying to suss out what you're thinking with this clown post ... of course you should get them otherwise all the bankers you meet will have no way of contacting you. I'd get something in a subtle off-white with a tasteful thickness, preferably with your photo.

Maybe even with a watermark

Sep 14, 2017

I have the same question. Can I have a business card as a summer analyst? People are not going to write down my phone number or email. What do you guys think?

Sep 14, 2017
Sep 14, 2017

Overseas perspective: here in Japan most students have them, and it you don't it's because you've gone all-digital with your contact lists; even then it's bad form to meet someone over about 50 and not have one. My university even offered cards with its logo embossed; you had to bring your student card with you or they wouldn't let you have that logo. Cost was about 23C/ per card, in packs of 100. I think I went through about 200 of them just in daily life.

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Sep 14, 2017

I had them. They were useful for me in finding a real estate job. It is 100% a networking game and you can't carry your resume and contact information with you everywhere you go. I listed Name, Education, Desired Industry, a link to my LinkedIn, phone # and email.

Sep 14, 2017

No, please don't do this

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Sep 14, 2017
Bobb:

No, please don't do this

Sep 14, 2017

if a student tried to network with me for an interview and gave me a vistaprint business card that said 'incoming summer analyst candidate,' i swear i will go out of my way to get you blacklisted.

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Sep 14, 2017

The clue is in the name "business" cards, you doing much business?

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Sep 14, 2017

what the fuck is this.

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