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Students get food for thought at career prep event

Oct. 10, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Some 100 Western Michigan University students will be displaying their good taste by attending WMU's 11th annual Etiquette Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Bernhard Center.

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

The seminar portion of this career-prep 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 network with employer representatives of Welsh and Associates, Macy's, Northwestern Mutual Financial, Alticor, Eaton, Borgess Health Center, Crowe Horwath and several other employers who are sponsoring this year's event.

Students attending the Etiquette Dinner must register in advance and show up dressed in business attire. Details about proper professional attire, along with a variety of related tips and resources, are published in the WMU Career Search Manual, which is available online at wmich.edu/career.

Tickets for the dinner cost $10 and may be purchased by cash, check or credit card. Space is limited at the event, so immediate registration is encouraged. To register, visit Career and Student Employment Services, located on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall, or call the office at (269) 387-2745.

For more information about the 2008 Etiquette Dinner, call Deveta Gardner or Rachel Wood at (269) 387-2745. Visit wmich.edu/career for more information about WMU's numerous career planning and preparation services.

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

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