Quick Tip: Stop using your .edu email address

Stop using your .edu email address

Stop using your .edu email address

By senior year, if you haven’t already done so, you should stop using your .edu email address on application materials. Some universities deactivate your email accounts shortly after graduation. Moreover, you want employers to become accustomed to contacting you at your non-college address and thinking of you as a new professional, not a college student.

  • Of course, be sure the email is professional in nature, for example, first.lastname@gmail.com.
  • In case you’ve been using something like hottiehot@email.com for the last four years, you may also want to start using a more professional-sounding email address.
  • If you have already started sending out resumes and cover letters with a college email address on it, this could be a good reason to follow up with those employers with an updated resume.
  • Remember to set up an email forwarder on any email accounts that you may have used in the past to ensure you don’t miss responses from potential employers.

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