Don’t you just hate when you “lose” someone? I do. The symptom is that you’ve taken your “eye” off them for a minute and — poof — like Jack in Titanic they’ve slipped beneath the waves. Lost forever. That’s what happens. Guess it’s a fact of life. Emails, especially corporate emails, cease when the person moves on. Would it be such a big deal to forward it? People should really use their personal email or, even better, have their own domain.
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May I suggest that you have your own domain? The common wisdom, or is that common whizdumb, is to own your own name as a domain name. I own “reinke.cc”. (I like saying “sea sea me at reinke.cc”! firstname.lastname@example.org will actually work!) I gives one quite a bit of control. And, it’s very cheap. I know three solutions at 15$/year using wordpressdotcom with gmail, 25$/year email only with 1and1, and 60$/year for domain+email+webspace also at 1and1. My point is not that you should use 1and1. I could care less which one you use. It’s that getting on to your own domain with email is cheap and easy. And, it’s not hotmail, yahoo, or gmail. It IS your own “personal brand”.
May I suggest that you need a website? As a student, you have tons of time and are producing content. Papers, pictures, whatever. You need to get them on the web to estabish “your brand”. The web is always straved for content. By adopting a consistent strategy of displaying high quality content under your own “brand name”, you will take over the first page of Google. (For example, Google “Ferdinand J. Reinke” or “ReinkeFJ” and you’ll see I have EVERY one of the first page entries.) You don’t want a dry static page, but a page that shows off all that stuff you claim to have (i.e., organizational and communications). :-) LOL
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People shouldn’t be “lose-able”.
They should “stay” where I left them. Like keys.
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