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This week’s question is: How do you make a professional email signature if you already graduated?

This is a great question! An email signature can make your emails look much more professional and can also tell other people some important information about you without them having to ask for it. However, it can be tricky to make one after you have graduated. Usually as a student you will list your major / degree program in your email signature along with your name, contact information, and any extra positions you hold, but after you graduate you may not have as many things to put in your signature.

The most important parts of an email signature are your name and contact information. If you don’t have any other things to add, your name, phone number, and email address will be sufficient. If you are job searching and emailing employers, you could link your LinkedIn profile if you have one as well. To be professional, you could add something like “NDSU graduate” or find a way to mention the field you have experience in. If you are a member of an organization that you send a lot of emails about, this could also be added to the signature. Again, these last things aren’t necessary, but can help add some extra length and detail.

After you find a job, you can add your position title and company name to your signature. A typical professional email signature might be formatted something like:

[First name Last name]

[Position title]


[email address]

[phone number]

I hope this helped! Always feel free to stop into our physical or virtual studios, call, or email us. Please continue to ask your questions by submitting them on our website! I would love to help you with any of your career-related needs!

Until next time,


By Sabrina Eggert
Sabrina Eggert Career Mentor