Etiquette Dinner Prepares Students for Job Interviews

Accounting students and educators gathered at the GSCPA Learning Center on Feb. 23 to learn about proper dining etiquette from business etiquette expert, Debra Lassiter. The event began with a networking reception where students practiced making introductions and starting conversations with their peers. 

"My favorite part of the event was the exchange in the lobby where we were challenged to meet five people. First impressions are important. Nothing makes a better first impression than how you greet others and how you introduce yourself," said Kennesaw State University student and GSCPA student member, Woodrow Kavanagh.

Following the reception, students participated in interactive lessons while enjoying a three-course meal provided by Talk of the Town.

The annual GSCPA Etiquette Dinner not only strengthens accounting students’ communication and social skills, but also prepares students for interviews with future employers. 
“Events such as the Etiquette Dinner provide a valuable opportunity for students to let themselves venture out of their comfort zones in a safe environment," shared Kara J. Kostiuk, CPA, assistant professor of accounting, Wesleyan College. "Many students will eventually face a situation involving dining as part of an interview or work function; this event provides a form of practice for these students." 

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2017 Etiquette Dinner

If you would like to learn more about this event or student membership, please contact
 Callie Hammond, manager, pipeline initiatives, at 800-330-8889, extension 2953.