Duquesne Students Experience the Career Services Etiquette Dinner

The Career Services Center hosted the Fall Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, November 13, which was sponsored by U.S. Steel. This fall there were 60 students in attendance for the event, the majority of which were freshmen. Nicole Feldhues, Director of Career Services, presented on a variety of topics including how to make introductions, appropriate topics for mealtime discussion and networking tips. Students not only had the opportunity to learn about these topics, but they also shared a meal with their peers and were able to practice the many skills needed to navigate a formal dining experience.

New to the event this year, was the addition of inviting staff members from the Duquesne University community to attend the event and sit at the tables intermixed with our students. The Career Services Center was grateful to have in attendance four staff members: Mary Beth Ford and Carolyn Grimes from Corporate Relations, Sean Weaver, Director of Freshmen Development and Student Services, and Cheryl Knoch, Assistant Vice President in the Center for Student Involvement. The addition of staff members at the event heightened the level of formality for our students and was a nice addition. We are thankful for their time and willingness to be involved in making the etiquette dinner this fall a beneficial learning experience for our students.