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Annual dinner beefs up students' business etiquette

Oct. 17, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Some 100 Western Michigan University students will be displaying their good taste by attending WMU's ninth annual Etiquette Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Fetzer Center.

The Etiquette Dinner, which includes a seminar followed by a 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 network with employer representatives of the Kellogg Co. in Battle Creek, Mich., and nearly 20 other organizations that are co-sponsoring this year's event.

Presenting the seminar portion of the program will be David Day, human resources business partner for Kellogg and a 1993 WMU alumnus. Day, who will be honored during the evening as WMU's 2005-06 Recruiter of the Year, coordinates the recruiting and college relations initiatives for three of Kellogg's business units: Customer Logistics Services, Procurement and Safety.

Students attending the Etiquette Dinner must register in advance and show up dressed in business attire. Space is limited, so immediate registration is encouraged. Event tickets cost $10. To register, students should call CSES at (269) 387-2745 or visit its offices on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall.

For more information, call Rachael Bennett 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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