WMU News

Job-conscious students add a little more to their plates

Oct. 14, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University students seeking extra preparation for job searches will be adding an optional seminar to their fall semester schedules in hopes of avoiding social gaffes during interviews.

The elective they will add to their plates is the fifth annual Etiquette Dinner business seminar from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Fetzer Center.

The program provides juniors, seniors and graduate students with bread and butter information about proper business etiquette in social situations. Organized by WMU's Career and Student Employment Services, it typically draws some 100 students each fall.

Representatives from DaimlerCrysler, WMU's 2002 Employer of the Year, will serve as hosts for the seminar portion of the program. Following the seminar, students will sit down to a formal dinner, during which they will be able to practice their newly learned skills.

While dining, the students will rub elbows with employer representatives from DaimlerCrysler and the event's other co-sponsors: CINTAS; Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Marshall Field's; MPI Research; Onsite Companies; and the WMU Alumni Association, College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Program, and Dean of Students Office.

Students attending the program are expected to dress in business attire. Tickets for the event cost $6 and are available from Career and Student Employment Services on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall. Space is limited, so those planning to attend are encouraged to register immediately.

To register or obtain more information, contact Anne Coristine, Shajir Muneer or Melita Terrentine, at (269) 387-2745.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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