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How to Network More Effectively

Career Success Requires Networking

University Print & Mail Services wants you to succeed in your career endeavors, and that starts with productive networking. Business cards are a simple and affordable way to connect and are the standard networking tool across most industries. As such, in the sea of 39,000+ employees at the U and the million others out in the working world, how can you make yourself stand out? We can help.

Wow With White Ink

It’s no secret that having a high-quality, unique business card makes you look professional and encourages confidence in you from the get-go. Sharp-looking cards resonate with customers and colleagues long after you’ve met. White ink cards take you one step beyond great design and quality appearance, adding a touch of innovative style to your on-paper look. Print & Mail has an array of eye-catching white ink designs, with an option to design your own with help and advice on university branding guidelines from our design team. Visit our website to order or contact a customer service rep to get started.


Rethink the Way You Network

The purpose of networking is to build relationships and exchanging contact info through business cards is the first step. Beyond that, how can you make the most of your networking efforts? Consider the following suggestions:

1st: Make Contact

Instead of going to an event and passing your business cards out like candy, focus on those you want to network with.

2nd: Ask Questions

Inquire about the other person’s job, what projects they’re working on and offer insight on ways you or your department could help.

3rd: Use Their Business Card

Ask for their business card with the intention of sending a handwritten card to cultivate your relationship.

4th: Make an Impression

When you ask for their card, they’ll ask for yours, but yours will be different from the dozens of others they’ll get that day. Yours will be in white ink, displayed on heavy red or black cardstock, ideal for easy spotting in a stack of other lackluster cards.

Traditionalists Welcome, Too

If you’re the type to not stray far from tradition, Print & Mail Services also offers newly designed university business cards, printed on white cardstock. Customize your cards by choosing from 4 campus photos to print on the back and shine them up with a layer of UV coating. Also in the way of personal correspondence, Print & Mail has just unveiled new U stationery and envelope designs. Visit our website to see more.

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