Dining and Networking Etiquette

Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dining and Networking Etiquette

Learn the do's and dont's of dining and networking over a 3-course meal.

Dining etiquette can be critical to career and job search success!  OSV has hired a professional who trains on etiquette for a living to help you navigate through these rough waters.  There will also be professionals from the community with whom you may practice.  

Employers want to see you in social situations to observe how you conduct yourself, particularly if the job you want requires a certain standard of conduct with clients and superiors. You could be critically scrutinized on your table manners and conduct.

On a practical level, interviews that last for several hours extend through mealtimes, and the employer is gracious to host you for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. The meal is a time to visit and interact; this is always more important than the function of eating.

When

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Check-in and networking:  6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Networking:  6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner:  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Q&A: 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Location

University Club atop Symphony Towers
750 B Street, Suite 3400 
San Diego, California  92101

Who

The event is for Point Loma Nazarene University undergraduate students in any major or academic level.

Cost

The cost to you is $20, which is less than the overall cost of the meal.

The full cost of this event is much higher than what your registration fee covers.  Students who register pay only a small portion of the actual cost. 

Cancellation &

Refunds

 

Attendance expectations, courtesy and professionalism

The cancellation deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014, by 4:30 p.m., in order to receive a full refund.  You may cancel in person at The Offices of Strengths and Vocation (located on the 3rd floor of the Ryan Learning Center) or by phone at 619-849-2446.  Note:  The office closes at 4:30 p.m.  No refunds are given after this date and time.

If for any reason you realize you cannot attend, up to the day of the event, contact The Offices of Strengths and vocation between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., in person or by phone at 619-849-2446.

Signing up for this event constitutes your commitment to attend. The purpose of this event is to help you learn to conduct yourself professionally in the workplace and elsewhere. We would be remiss in our duties to you as students if we did not let you know that failing to attend any meal or other business (or social) appointment to which you commit, without calling to cancel, is considered extremely discourteous to other individuals. A significant expense is made by others of your dinner expense. When individuals no-show, this impacts and is a discourtesy to hosts, planners, sponsors, and the other students assigned to be seated at the same table. True emergencies, which are rare, with prompt contacts to explain, are understood. Changing your mind about attendance at the last minute does not constitute an emergency.

This excellent article points out the importance of an R.S.V.P. and your reputation: The topic of the RSVP and no-showing on presentation-pointers.com

Attire

Business attire required.

 "Women's Guide to Professional Dress"

Just remember that "professional" and "sexy" don't go together.  Make sure you can walk comfortably in your shoes!

"Men's Guide to Proefessional Dress"

Remember the dark socks should match the shoes.

Register

 

Register here today!  Limited seating.  Advanced registration required.

Let us know if you need a ride to the event sandraische@pointloma.edu

Registration deadline is Thursday, March 27, 2014, or when event is fully booked.

Contact for questions

Ms. Sandy Ische
sandraische@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2446