I have never really used my personal email address publicly and it dates back to 15 year old me being edgy, so this is not really an option.
On occasions when I needed "formal" communication (e.g. internship interview or just university communication) I just used my university or faculty email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now, this email address won't last forever (so I'm told) and I probably need something more professional than my current personal email.
Unfortunately, a lot of name combinations like email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and so forth are already taken. I do however have an iCloud (former me.com) account that should be good enough, where I have both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm only a little scared since I'm planning to go into the IT business (after studying CS and all...), that might raise... let's say "prejudice". But I don't want to overthink it either.
Thank you in advance for any advice.
(I know I could just make my own domain for $10, but I don't think it's worth the extra administration hassle. I also think it looks a little cocky, if I don't have any public website or blog to go with it)