One of the simplest tools can make a huge difference for your job prospects!
As you begin thinking about post-docs or faculty positions (about one year before you graduate), you are entering the professional arena where you are going to make it known that you are looking for an academic job. What will you give people who are interested in you? Your email address written on a slip of paper?
This is the place for the humble business card. While you may think that a small paper business card is out of date in our techno-centered world, that humble business card is one of the easiest ways to help people remember who you are. A simple card with your name, your current title (like “Doctoral Candidate”), and your contact information can be invaluable.
"...that humble business card is one of the easiest ways to help people remember who you are."