I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

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You should definitely include your name, job title/position, and a phone number. This looks very professional, and it'll make it easy for people to know who you are and where they can reach you.
Email signatures can be brief or lengthy depending on what you are actually doing. Basic signatures include: Name, degree or program, school name, and phone number and email. More advanced signatures may make reference to your position [if it is within the school or in some other professional career] as well as address and website.
I usually put my name, major, phone number, LinkedIn, and website.
When putting together a signature for emails, it can be tough to figure out what exactly you should include because you don't want to put too little or too much. My recommendation is to put your full name, the university you attend, your major, graduation date, and contact information like preferred email addresses and a preferred phone number. You can also include any important positions you may hold such as president or member of a specific society!
Your name is a must. You can also add your school, graduation year, and major. If you have any important titles, you can include that also. If you are looking for someone to contact you, also put your phone number and email address. I like to use italics for the information below my name and in a smaller font.
Definitely listen to the other answers posted here! I want to add that it's also important to add your pronouns to your signature too (especially for non-binary or trans-identified folks)--it helps normalize asking for pronouns and using people's correct gender pronouns, and it helps create a safer/inclusive environment even in simple email communication. For instance, here is my email signature with the pronouns included/a template to give you some ideas:Julia Dunn (she, her, hers),phone number | email, University of California, Santa Cruz—Class of 2017 | BA: Literature (Creative Writing), Job Title #1, Job Title #2, Job Title #3, National Campus Life Columnist & UC Santa Cruz Campus Editor | Uloop News
Include your name, the university you attend, your major, and your contact information. In addition, if you hold any important positions (i.e. being the president of a club) be sure to include that as well!
Having an email signature is a good idea and you definitely want it to be professional. Start with you name (obviously!), followed by your school, major, and expected graduation date, then your job title and where you work, then any noteworthy achievements or positions you hold, then your email and contact number, and finish up with links to your social media pages or website if you want people to check those out too. You don't want your signature to be 10 lines long but you do want to utilize it to demonstrate your accomplishments and give some info about yourself!

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