Career Preparation // Professionalism
Design Your Business Card

This activity introduces students to ways to design and produce a business card.

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In this activity, you will look at Criteria for Business Cards and think about these items as you begin to design your business card.

Teacher Notes

Students will start drafting the text for their card. If they have access to a computer, they can search the web for examples of design and layout and begin their draft electronically. Some possible websites:

Let students know the procedure and your timetable for completing the cards as homework or in class:

  • Students will finish a mock up of the card - on paper or on a computer

  • Teacher will review and approve content and provide feedback

  • Students will make any necessary revisions based on teacher input

  • Students will then print their cards according to paper or on computer provide feedback the method chosen by each teacher

Assessment Notes

Completion of worksheet

Return to Career Readiness
Additional lessons in Professionalism

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Academy Card Group Design

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Interview Know-How

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Interview Bloopers Activity

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Interview Practice

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From the Horse’s Mouth

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20 Questions Activity

This activity allows students to practice asking and answering difficult interview questions and practice offering succinct yet insightful responses to questions.

Speed Dating Networking Activity

This activity provides students with an an understanding of the concept of networking and allows them to practice networking in small groups.

Questions for a Mock-Interview

This activity allows students to learn and practice the skills to make a professional and favorable first impression.


The purpose of this task is for students to demonstrate proficiency in a professional interview. This should be seen as an opportunity to practice demonstrate professionalism and interviewing. The purpose of a “mock” interview is to provide students with clear expectations for success and provide him/her with feedback prior to a “real” interview for a job, internship, etc.