Guidelines for

Student Business Cards

Student Business Cards

Students interested in business cards should refer to these guidelines based on their association with the university. Like faculty and staff business cards, these must be printed through MU Printing Services. 

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Students employed by an official campus unit

Individual students employed by a campus unit in an official capacity may order official business cards. A staff member from the sponsoring unit must place the order through Printing Services.

 

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who would like a professional card to use for recruitment, internship fairs or networking may use this setup. These cards must be ordered through MU Printing Services and follow identity guidelines and standards.

Example of the setup for undergraduate student business cards.

Content Guidelines
Minimum content requirements include your name, major, expected graduation year and email.

Non-MU emails are not allowed. Additional logos, including social media, are not allowed.

Name*
Include first and last name. You may include a middle name or initial.

Pronouns
Pronouns may be included next to your name. Learn more about pronouns.

(she/her), (she/her/hers), (they/them), (they/them/theirs), (zie/hir), (zie/hir/hirs), (ze/zem), (ze/zem/zyr), (he/his), (he/his/him), (ze/hir), (ze/hir/hirs), (ey/em), (ey/em/eir), (e/em), (e/em/eir)

Major*
Your major should appear as it does on your school/college’s website.

Minor
Your minor should appear as it does on your school/college’s website.

Expected Graduation Year*
Class of 20XX (ex: Class of 2025)

Phone
You may include a phone number using figures and hyphens.
555-555-5555

Email
Only official university email addresses may be used.
yourname@mail.missouri.edu

Websites
A professional website or portfolio URL may be included. Limit one (1) website URL. Websites URLs may not include “http://”. They should not include “www” unless excluding it results in a “Page not found” error.

       professionalwebsite.com, myportfolio.com
      http://www.professionalwebsite.com, www.myportfolio.com

Social Media
LinkedIn is the only social media allowed on student business cards. Make sure your LinkedIn URL has been customized before using on business cards. It should consist of your name and any number or characters to make it unique. (ex: linkedin.com/in/YourName123) No social media graphics or icons are allowed on business cards.

LinkedIn – use your customized share handle preceded by /in/, not a URL
       LinkedIn /in/yourname123

Graduate Students

Graduate students may use the graduate business card setup. These cards must be ordered through MU Printing Services and follow identity guidelines and standards.

Example of the setup for graduate student business cards.

Content Guidelines
Minimum content requirements include your name, degree type, expected graduation year, school/college and email.

Non-MU emails are not allowed. Additional logos, including social media, are not allowed.

Name*
Include first and last name. You may include a middle name or initial.

Pronouns
Pronouns may be included next to your name. Learn more about pronouns.

(she/her), (she/her/hers), (they/them), (they/them/theirs), (zie/hir), (zie/hir/hirs), (ze/zem), (ze/zem/zyr), (he/his), (he/his/him), (ze/hir), (ze/hir/hirs), (ey/em), (ey/em/eir), (e/em), (e/em/eir)

Degree Type*
Include your degree candidacy using the appropriate abbreviation. Degree abbreviations should comply with the MU Style Guide.
(ex: MS, MFA, JD, PhD, DVM, M Ed)

Expected Graduation Year*
20XX (ex: 2025)

Degree Name
Include your degree program name and/or specialty field.
(ex: Chemical Engineering)

School/College
College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, College of Arts & Science, Trulaske College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, Graduate School, School of Health Professions, College of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Journalism, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sinclair School of Nursing, College of Veterinary Medicine

Address block
Personal or School/College address (1 line)
(ex: 123 Tiger Trail, Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65211)

Phone
You may include a phone number using figures and hyphens.
555-555-5555

Email
Only official university email addresses may be used.
yourname@mail.missouri.edu

Websites
Only official university websites may be used. External URLs are not allowed. Websites URLs may not include “http://”. They should not include “www” unless excluding it results in a “Page not found” error.

       ps.missouri.edu, hes.missouri.edu, coas.missouri.edu
      www.ps.missouri.edu, http://www.google.com, www.linkedin.com

 

Student Organizations

Student organizations are not permitted to use the MU official stationery. A unique brand should be developed by the student organization that does not incorporate the university’s protected marks and verbiage. Student organizations may use Mizzou’s primary colors (black and gold) and may include the Recognized Student Organization (RSO) seal or the approved tagline “a recognized student organization at Mizzou/MU/the University of Missouri”.

For help building your organization’s brand and/or business cards, contact the Organization Resource Group.