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Nithusha Gobal

It's an exciting time...

You're applying for your first student internship!

You're ready to send off your application, but it feels like your email doesn't stand out.

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Creating a personalized, professional email signature is one way to make a good impression on whoever you're communicating with, whether it's your professor or a potential employer.

By keeping a few tips in mind, you can make a student email signature that gets noticed!

Keep It Simple

Putting too much into your email signature can make it look distracting and unprofessional.

checkmark icon DO include:

  • Your full name

  • Clear contact information (e.g., main phone number and email address)

  • Your field of study or degree details

  • Name of your school/institution

  • Easy-to-read fonts (e.g., Arial, Helvetica, Calibri)

red x icon DON'T include:

  • Unnecessary details (e.g., multiple phone numbers or email addresses)

  • Too many graphics

  • Hard-to-read fonts and text colours

  • More than one or two colours

Make Connections

Networking plays a big role in today's world (and job market!).

Use your email signature to showcase your brand and stay social!

For example, link to:

  • Your LinkedIn profile

  • Other social media accounts for professional use (e.g., YouTube, Instagram)

  • Your professional website

  • Your electronic portfolio

Knowledge Check: Student Email Signature

Signature A

example of email signature: John Smith, Science Student

Signature B

example of email signature: John Smith, Bachelor of Science Student (with email and telephone number below)

Signature C

example of email signature: John Smith's major and university, email address, phone number, and social media links

Signature D

example of email signature: John Smith's major & university, with two email addresses & phone numbers

Quiz

Which student email signature would make the best impression?

Take Action

Make your student email signature memorable with these steps!

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