Etiquette in session at San Jacinto College
Andrea Vasquez-- February 20, 2013
HOUSTON – Students at the San Jacinto College South Campus and community members recently attended the “Etiquette in a Business Setting” event hosted by the South Campus career and employment center, office of student life, and first year experience.
Etiquette expert and Manners Pro President, Mary Lee Kennedy, held a lecture discussing business etiquette, effective networking, and interview strategies. Following the lecture, a small group of students enjoyed a four-course meal, where Kennedy gave tips on table manners, body language, communication skills, professional image, and socializing. According to Kennedy, about 30 percent of business transactions are done over a meal. During each course, students asked questions on how to properly excuse yourself from the table, utensil usage at a formal table setting, and etiquette at business networking events. Overall the event provided students valuable insight into preparation for interviews and socializing in different types of business settings. Pictured left to right: Alejandro Ruiz, Kirby Avila, Rachel Escamilla, and Tyler Burton go over passing the salt and pepper correctly and distinguishing the salad fork from the dinner fork. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing department.
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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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