Etiquette for the Captains

The Luter School put on its annual Business Etiquette dinner for students

On Monday Sept. 23, the Luter School of Business held its annual business etiquette dinner known as BusE. The event began at 3:30 upstairs in the David Student Union. Students attended breakout sessions ranging in topics from how to hold yourself at business events with alcohol and personal branding.

After two breakout sessions, students gathered in the board room and lobby area for a networking cocktail hour. About 40 business guests from the community were in attendance for students to meet and talk with.

“I enjoyed getting to know business professionals outside of my major and listening to the different experiences and advice they had to offer,” senior Macy Highland said.

Students were then ushered into the ballroom to find a seat for the etiquette dinner, the main event of the night. The dinner was led by The Professional Edge, Inc, a company based in Pennsylvania that solely focuses on business etiquette, specifically at dinner.

The business guests were scattered among the tables and sitting with students to continue the networking aspect of the night. Students were taught which utensils to use with which meals, where to put your utensils when finished and much more.

There were three courses served. The first was soup and salad, then came pasta and chicken and finally dessert. The dinner lasted about two hours and students were able to ask questions as the leaders from The Professional Edge, Inc made their way around the room during the meal.

This event was not just open to students of the Luter School, but also to all students. 

“Opportunities like this can be beneficial to those in and out of the Luter School of Business. It practices and teaches the importance of etiquette and how to carry ourselves as young professionals,” Highland said.

Students in attendance were mostly seniors as they are gearing up to find jobs and start their professional lives after graduation. This event is put on annually and one that is great for any student regardless of their major.

“For the future, I think more breakout sessions would be beneficial,” Highland said.

Students really enjoyed the event as it helped them prepare for their futures.

~Taryn Hannam-Zatz, News Editor~

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