WMU News

Career-minded students display their good taste

Oct. 15, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Scores of Western Michigan University students are displaying their good taste by signing up for WMU's sixth annual Etiquette Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Fetzer Center.

The on-campus dinner is a special business seminar that gives juniors, seniors and graduate students bread and butter information about proper business etiquette in social situations. Organized by WMU's Career and Student Employment Services each fall, it typically draws some 100 students who hope to pick up pointers for avoiding social gaffes during mealtime interview situations.

Representatives from Kalamazoo-based Stryker Instruments will serve as hosts for the seminar portion of this year's program. CSES selected Stryker as WMU's 2003 Employer of the Year.

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 Stryker, the event's main business sponsor, as well as Borgess Medical Center, Crowe Chizek & Co. LLP, Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc., E & J Gallo Winery, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fifth Third Bank, Jewel-Osco, Michigan Economic Development Corp., MPI Research, Philip Morris USA, St. Charles Trading, Stryker Instruments, Valassis, WMU Alumni Association, CSES, WMU College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Program, and WMU Division of Student Affairs.

Students planning to attend the Etiquette Dinner must register in advance and those who attend are expected to dress in business attire. Space is limited, so immediate registration is encouraged. Tickets for the event cost $6 and are available from CSES.

To register or obtain more information, call Nicole Klann or Melita Terrentine in CSES at (269) 387-2745 or visit the CSES offices on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall.

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

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