Etiquette Dinner presents opportunity to learn best practices

(02-13-2012)

Rather than be intimidated by your first experience dining with potential employers, attend the Adams State College Etiquette Dinner and learn best practices. Sponsored by the Office of Career Services, the Etiquette Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 in the Student Union Building Banquet Rooms.

The event will include a four course formal dinner plus networking and etiquette presentation. Brian Rauscher, career services coordinator, believes students will enjoy the experience. "Students will learn how to make a good impression." Students will be taught proper eating etiquette as well as how to be gracious, make eye contact, politely exit a conversation, introduce your spouse to your boss and many other tips.

"The dinner will be a safe environment for students who will eventually encounter business meals," Rauscher said. In the business world there are many occasions to share a meal with professionals, including during the interview process; at conferences and workshops; and working lunches. "I tell students, 'Unfortunately, it is not about the food,'" Rauscher said. "You are there to get work done."

During the dinner, students will practice the skills. "The event will be an active experience," Rauscher added. Local employers can sponsor a table for $100 and sit with students to network.

The Etiquette Dinner is free to Adams State seniors and $5 for all other students. Space is limited. Call 719-587-8300 to register or for more information. Deadline to register is February 22.