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Annual Etiquette Dinner Prepares Students for Professional Opportunities

  • By: Mariela Sanchez Sanabria
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Taylor University will host its annual Etiquette Dinner—an event that gives students the opportunity to fine tune their table manners and social skills for the professional world after graduation. 

The dinner begins at 6 pm, November 8, in the Alspaugh Rooms of the Hodson Dining Commons, and will feature Karen Hickman from Professional Courtesy LLC. Hickman has provided individuals and businesses with the expert protocol and etiquette training since 1999. Her expertise in professionalism and quality has entertained various groups in the health care industry and beyond. One of her former clients is former First Lady Barbara Bush. 

Organizers of the event say the goal of the Etiquette Dinner is to prepare participants to face potential business meetings, social gatherings, and reception or networking events with elegance and confidence.

“The Etiquette Dinner is one of my favorite events at Taylor. It has provided me with the confidence and the skills needed to do well in these types of interview settings” said Eaden Bond, a senior Marketing major. "A meal can open up opportunities and play an important role. Manners often reveal important facts about a person’s character and competence. Whether it is a casual business lunch with coworkers or an interview over a meal, students need to make sure they behave appropriately. The event is expected to provide practical ways to achieve success in the business world."