Tuesday, February 7
5:00-7:00 p.m., Student Union, Africa Room
(Evening students may attend as much of the dinner as their schedule permits.)
You finally have an interview with your dream company and you can’t wait to dazzle them with your polished resume, new suit and impressive portfolio.
But wait, you’re meeting over lunch. No problem, right? You’ve eaten lunch before so you’re all set…as long as you know
which way to pass the rolls
what to do with your knife when not in use
the correct way to place your napkin in your lap
which water glass is yours
Believe it or not, knowing the answers to these questions could be the difference between a job offer and a polite, thanks, but no thanks. In today’s competitive job market, more and more employers are taking candidates out for a meal to see how they do in a social situation and being familiar with basic table etiquette can give you the advantage.
What should I expect?
Students will be guided through a 3-course meal by Nicole Feldhues, Director of University Career Services, and learn the ins-and-outs of the dining experience. This event is designed to give you a competitive edge, but more importantly to improve your confidence level and lessen any fears or discomfort you may currently experience at a formal function. Law Faculty & Duquesne Law Alumni Association Board of Governors will also attend to guide discussion during the meal itself.
What will I learn?
In addition to the many skills needed to navigate the dining experience, you’ll learn
how to make introductions
appropriate topics for mealtime discussion
what and how to order
ladies or gentlemen first?
Students must register for the dinner by Tuesday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $10 (cash or check) and is due at the time of registration. You may register in the Career Service Office – Room 209. Our office hours are 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (M-TH) and 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (F). If you cannot get here during office hours, please email Maria Comas (email@example.com) to make other arrangements. Registrations may be cancelled until Tuesday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m.