This blog post was written by Peer Career Ambassador, Luke Martiros ’21
The day has come and you cannot believe it! PwC, your favorite company, is taking you out to dinner for the final round of interviews. It’s an Italian place, and you make the risky decision of ordering spaghetti. Seconds after your plate comes you know you’ve made a mistake and you start question yourself. Can I slurp up the noodles like I do at home? Do I have to cut them into smaller pieces? How do you do that spoon thing? As you sit in a state of fear and confusion, not wanting to make a bad impression on the employer, you wonder what you could have done differently. That’s when the answer comes to you: CCD’s etiquette dinner! Man that would have been a savior. Only two hours of your time to give you the knowledge to make a good impression on PwC…How did you not think this one through?
I am sure all of us, at one moment in our life, felt uncomfortable at the dinner table. Whether it was in regards to the food, uncertainty about where to put your napkin when you go to the bathroom or about leaning your elbows on the table, everyone’s been there. But today’s the day that changes. CCD will be hosting an etiquette dinner on October 16th from 5-7 p.m. in the Needham/Wellesley room located in Olin Hall. While two hours of your Tuesday night may seem like a big chunk of time, in the long run, it will be worth every second. Having good table manners is crucial in portraying professionalism in the workplace; you don’t want to be that kid who eats with their mouth open or slurps down their water. Being sloppy or unaware of your etiquette never leaves a good impression. Not only will you learn a lot, but also you are provided with a FREE and YUMMY catered dinner (that isn’t trim!).
So whether you want a free meal or want to learn about etiquette, come through!