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I'm not an honour student. I'm not on Law Review. I'm a regular joe schmoe. Well, I'm a regular law student, at least. I didn't graduate from high school. I spent five years at a community college. When I transferred to the University of California for undergrad, I majored in Philosophy, with a...

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Business Cards & "Networking" in Philly

Posted by John Pell on 09/20/2010 at 05:06 PM

The Law Student "division" of the American Bar Association is hosting a "Leadership Conference" in Philadelphia, PA, this October. I'm going.

As you can likely guess from the extensive use of quotation marks thus far, I'm not exactly the business-y type. I'm somewhat offended, actually, that our society rewards personal connections and networking contacts over pure merit. Sadly, that's a subject for my personal blog. What I'm talking about in this post is logistics.

I need business cards. Where do I get them? What should they look like? What should I call myself on them? What sort of information should I put there? Some of this seems like common sense, but much of it really isn't.

A business card is a first impression, and we all know the value of first impressions. A business card is also a memory. After a conference, that really cool person that you chatted with for half an hour will have 15 new business cards to sort and put away. Will s/he remember which card goes with you? A business card is a statement. What should it state?

I'll keep you posted.