When high school teaches and develops your analytical skills, college, on the other hand, prepares one for adulthood. But nonetheless, college still provides you fun memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Compared to high school, college brings a more balanced learning experience. Not everything is learned inside the confines of the classroom, but learning is based on real world issues and situations.
If you are a college student, you will certainly need an email signature. An email signature will come in handy when you will be communicating with your professors and instructors via email. Using an email signature when still in college will provide you a sneak peek of life as a full-time professional.
We provided some examples (PSD, AI) you can use when you will be creating your own college student email signature. We also listed some tips on how to create an effective email signature.
Listed below are the tips in creating a college student email signature. Take note that the tips listed below are not only for a college student email signature but for other types of email signature as well.
The personal information to be included in a email signature does not pertain to information that will compromise your security and personal identity (i.e., passwords or pin codes to credit/debit cards or online accounts). For a college student email signature, the personal information you will be listing down should include your full name, the school or university you are affiliated to, contact number, and hyperlinks. There is no need to include the email address since your email address can already be seen in the email conversation or thread.
Even though this type of email signature is very different compared to a business or corporate email signature, it still needs to maintain a high level of professionalism. The level of professionalism is reflected in the design (i.e., background images or stock photos, color, font style and font size, etc.).
Since this is a college student email signature, the colors should be reflect that of college life—energetic, enthusiastic, and lively. That is the reason why bright colors should be a priority when creating a college student email signature. But remember, using bright colors does not give you free reign in splashing numerous colors at any opportunity.
As previously mentioned, a level of professionalism should still be retained when creating this type of email signature. Since an email signature is a small business tool, too much colors will actually be detrimental to the email signature, which focuses on the personal information being listed and not on the design or color.
An email signature is not complete without a photo (specifically, a photo of yourself). A photo adds to the professionalism of the email signature, so make sure the photo you will be inserting should follow a specific set of requirements. Even though you are still a college student, you should not insert a photo that is too revealing or too rowdy.
Don’t use photos where you are revealing your tattoos, wearing too much makeup, hair or facial hair has not been looked after for weeks, or photos where your face is filled with bumps, bruises, and scars.
You can opt to wear a suit and tie or blazer for your photo in the email signature. But you can always wear something that exudes a more business casual or smart casual look. Additionally, insert the photo in the left corner of the email signature, with the personal information you provided being listed beside the photo.
Hyperlinks have been commonly used in email signatures nowadays, and for good reason. Full-time professionals use hyperlinks for marketing purposes, most specifically inserting links to their websites, online profiles, and/or websites to the companies they are working for.
It is highly advised to avoid inserting hyperlinks to social media accounts, with the exception of LinkedIn. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, and the like do not help an individual in any way in terms of academic and business purposes. LinkedIn, on the other hand, acts as a online resume or CV database for individuals and also for business organizations.
College can be both exciting and daunting. A few opportunities will easily make you achieve success in both academic and extracurricular activities, as well as become popular with both students and faculty. But a few missteps will also cause some major problems which will make your college life a nightmare. So, here are some college survival tips you will definitely find handy:
Probably the most basic yet important tip for one to survive college. It is really that simple, once you attend classes to all the subjects you are already enrolled in, everything will fall into place and you will be able to graduate in no time.
Unfortunately, there are individuals who use college as a venue to let loose. Don’t be like these individuals. Create a balance between your academic and social life. You won’t be gaining friends if you’re always in the library, but you won’t also be passing your subjects if you’re always out every night partying.
Getting to know professors does not imply befriending them just to get high grades. Professors and instructors can serve as your mentors especially when you have already graduated college and you are needing advice to find success in the corporate world or even adulthood.
Joining school activities does not only give you an opportunity to meet new people, but also develops your organizational and communication skills which are essential when you will be already working as a full-time professional.
We hope that we have helped you know more about college student email signatures. Download the designs we have provided and start using them to make your email be more professional.