Learn Dining Etiquette In Hopes Of Impressing Future Bosses
Nov. 2, 1999 -- For
many students, the interview process is punctuated by a stressful
and awkward event, the business dinner. During an extensive interviewing
process, students are often invited to attend formal dinners and
receptions as a way of meeting potential interviewers and future
equip students to handle those kinds of situations, a Corporate
Etiquette Dinner will be held at the University of Virginia on Wednesday,
Nov. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Alumni Hall.
by and for fourth-year students, and sponsored by Class of 2000
Trustees, the University of Virginia Alumni Association and the
investment banking firm, Credit Suisse First Boston, the event will
include a four-course meal and an instructional presentation by
Joanne Mahannes, an etiquette consultant.
about the evening -- from the business attire students will wear
to the menu --will reflect real-life recruiting experiences.
menu is designed to generate tricky dinner situations," said
Shelley McQuality, one of the event organizers. "The salad
alone forces students to maneuver around coarsely chopped vegetables
and radicchio leaves. The instruction will be extremely valuable
if it saves one student from squirting a future manager with the
juice of a cherry tomato."
Shelley McQuality, (804) 296-1434