My wife just started a postdoc at an R1 university and needs business cards for a conference and her future job hunt. She asked me to design them for her.
Normally, I'd put her current (postdoc) institution, but because the temporary nature of the postdoc position (1 year), and because she'll be presenting her dissertation work at the upcoming conference, it seems like the cards should perhaps brand her individually rather than as part of her institution.
If possible, I'd like to avoid creating some business cards now and then creating new ones again in a year or so. This would mean I would want a more general business card — one less tied to her current institution -- but I want even more for her business cards to be professional (following current best practices), and to not cause any confusion.
I see these options:
- Include both her grad school and postdoc institutions.
- Include only her postdoc institution.
- Include no institution, but instead use the card to describe her and her research. Use these business cards for a longer while.
Is there a common practice for postdocs?