This is a practical question, and may seem nit-picky. I am just seeking input about etiquette. I am applying to Ph.D. programs, and wondering if I should use my personal gmail, or my current academic email (@___.edu) for applications? This .edu email is both my alumni email, and also my employee email. I am currently employed at this institution in a time-limited training position. They fully expect me to move on to new horizons. My gmail account is fine, but it was created when I was in college (a ways back), and is a bit long, including numbers. It is fine but simply less professional. Another option would be to open a new gmail account and go about trying to find a more professional gmail name. Any thoughts appreciated.