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Students get pointers on business etiquette

Oct. 9, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Some 100 Western Michigan University students will be displaying their good taste by attending WMU's seventh annual Etiquette Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, on campus in the Fetzer Center.

The Etiquette Dinner, which includes a seminar and group meal, imparts bread and butter information about proper business etiquette in social situations. It is organized by Career and Student Employment Services each fall for juniors, seniors and graduate students.

The seminar portion of this CSES program allows students to pick up pointers for avoiding social gaffes during such common business situations as mealtime interviews and meetings. The dinner portion of the evening gives participants a chance to practice their newly learned skills.

While dining, the students will rub elbows with representatives from Philip Morris USA, WMU's 2004 Employer of the Year; CSES; and more than a dozen other employers who are sponsoring this year's event.

Among them will be: Denso Manufacturing, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Valassis, Nestle Sales Division, Quicken Loans/Rock Financial, Sherwin-Williams Co., Modern Woodmen of America-Fraternal Financial Services, American Express, FedEx Ground, Cutco/Vector, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Target Stores, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, MPI Research, National City, Eaton Corp., Fifth Third Bank and the WMU Alumni Association.

Students attending the Etiquette Dinner must register in advance and show up dressed in business attire. Space is limited, so immediate registration is encouraged. To register, students should visit the CSES office on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall. Event tickets cost $8.

For more information, call Julie Slowiak at (269) 387-2745 or visit the Web at <www.Broncojobs.wmich.edu>.

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

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