Students to polish skills with etiquette dinner

March 13, 2015

Don't underestimate the importance of knowing which fork to use for the salad course. How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts.

With this in mind, 30 Harper College students interested in adding the skillset to their professional repertoire will take part in an upcoming etiquette dinner. Sponsored by Campus Recreation, students will learn social, attire and dining etiquette at a four-course dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. They'll also receive an etiquette workbook.

"Students will have the opportunity to enhance their social and dinner etiquette skills through this educational event," said Erin Morettes, the Coordinator of Student Involvement at Harper.

The dinner, provided by Sodexo, will take place in Harper's Dining Room, Building A, Room A238, on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Morettes said the event is part of a lifelong learning initiative being piloted by Campus Recreation and the Office of Student Involvement.

"We want to offer programs that teach students necessary life skills such as what you need to know when renting an apartment for the first time, purchasing a car and other important topics that might not be covered in a classroom setting," she said.

Media note: The etiquette dinner is for Harper students, but media are welcome to attend. Contact Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, at 847.925.6159.