Cue Pomp and Circumstance: Graduation is just around the corner, and the Class of 2017 has grown up in a fully digital age. Most have never known a life without a mobile device in hand, communicating via text, and the ability to watch any film at a moment’s notice.
As they make the leap from student to college grad, traditional paperwork can crop up at any time — from apartment applications to job offer letters. While printing, scanning, faxing, and mailing these documents creates unnecessary work for anyone, the inefficiencies of paper can be especially jarring for a younger Millennials and Gen-Z’ers.
Thankfully, paper-shuffling, stamps, envelopes, signing with pen and paper, waiting (and waiting some more) are simply non-issues for DocuSign users.
So — recent college grads — here are some of the ways you can dodge traditional paperwork (and its respective inefficiencies) in everyday life:
Landing your first job as a grad: Are you a Marketing major who nabbed a dream spot as a jr. copywriter? Recent biology graduate who landed a research position? With DocuSign, offer letters, W4s, and any other documents that require a signature can be signed and sent instantaneously from your mobile device.
Extra perk: Rest assured documents signed with DocuSign aren’t just more efficient and cost-effective, they’re legally enforceable and meet the requirements of the U.S. ESIGN Act.
Your first post-college home: Are you moving into a victorian three-story with eight of your closest friends? Getting your own post-industrial studio downtown? Putting an offer in on your first house? With DocuSign, recent grads can sign and send closing documents, home repair contracts, lease agreements, and more.
Extra perk: On-edge about whether you’ll be approved for that absolutely perfect, has-to-be-yours apartment? Statistically speaking, with DocuSign you’ll have an answer, on average, 13.5 days sooner than with traditional paper processes.
General #Adulting: Wisdom teeth. Yearly Physicals. And the Common Flu: While nothing can fully remove the tedium of a doctor or dentist’s visit, having a DocuSign account means you can instantly sign and send health history forms, medical releases, patient privacy notices, new patient registration forms, and insurance forms in just a few moments.
Extra perk: Have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow AM and realize you forgot to mail in your medical release? With DocuSign you can sign from virtually any device — which means you can pull up the release on your smartphone and send it in without ever leaving your bed.
While we at DocuSign believe in making paperwork dramatically simpler and more cost-effective, we find the possibilities of what can be done with all that saved time even more valuable. For recent grads, cutting back on the unnecessarily time-consuming act of filling out paper documents doesn’t just alleviate stress, it provides time for what truly matters.
Want to learn more about how DocuSign can make the leap from college student to college grad that much easier? We’d love to show you.