As part of on-going training in professionalism and networking, students in the Business and IT Department prepare for their careers by learning the value and benefit of dinner etiquette techniques – a skillset often highly useful in both personal and corporate business settings.
Moreover, the required course for all business majors sets the stage for real-life situations that may occur in the workplace when engaging with colleagues professionally.
“Everything is planned with students’ learning experience in mind,” said business professor Sharon Blanchard, noting that the department also invited local employers such as True North and JP Morgan Chase.
First-year Management student Torrie Ervin who is considering a career at the executive level of management said she found value in learning to professionally network.
“When you’re in a higher status professionally, you have to present yourself in a certain way,” Ervin said, adding that the etiquette training offers students the opportunity develop their leadership styles and hone good communication skills.