Dean’s Guide to Practical Business Workshop

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The Fall 2017 Dean’s Guide to Practical Business Workshop is designed to help prepare you for the working world. These six, two-hour workshops will cover what you need to know to prepare for your future business career. Dates for Fall 2017 are detailed below:

Business Dining – Monday, August 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 207
Participants will attend a four course dinner, courtesy of the Dean, and will learn about business etiquette at receptions, banquets and business dinners.

Dressing for Success – Monday, August 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., David J. Joseph Company Business Hub
Participants will learn about appropriate business formal, business casual, casual and formal attire.

Preparing to Interview – Monday, September 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., BAA 1005
Participants will learn the appropriate steps to prepare for an interview including researching the company and interviewer and tailoring your qualifications and resume to the company.

Business Networking – Monday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., BAA 1005
Participants will learn the fundamentals of business networking including networking on social media and networking at company and conference events. Students will receive copies of "How to Work a Room" and "Never Eat Alone," courtesy of the Dean.

Business Travel – Monday, September 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., BAA 1005
Participants will learn how to plan business travel including airline reservations, ground transportation, hotels, and restaurants. Participants will learn about points programs and rewards leading to free travel and lodging.

Professional Etiquette: Presented by Marathon Petroleum – Monday, October 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 207
This session will educate students on professional practices in business and industry, providing knowledge and skills needed to succeed when you enter the workforce. Focus on communication, professional practice, meetings, appearance, etc.