Club hosts etiquette dinner

Published: March 3, 2016

 submitted photo: Matthew Defrenza Brian Crawford instructs students on some of the smaller details of fine dining. Crawford has traveled across the country talking anywhere from colleges to the White House. He has spoken at The University for the last few years

SUBMITTED PHOTO / MATTHEW DEFRENZA / Brian Crawford instructs students on some of the smaller details of fine dining. Crawford has traveled across the country talking anywhere from colleges to the White House. He has spoken at The University for the last few years

ABIGAIL HATCH
Business Correspondent

On Feb. 18, The University’s Business Club hosted its annual etiquette dinner.  The club recently selected new officers and is run by President Jessica Signore, Vice President Katherine Twigg, Treasurer Corinne Weir and Secretary Abigail Hatch. The event is usually put on in the fall but was changed to the spring this year due to the club’s busy schedule in the fall.  The officers invited guest speaker Brian Crawford to speak at the event, as he has done for many years. Crawford is the director of Food and Service at East Stroudsburg University and has even spoken at the White House before on the topic of etiquette.  A generous sponsorship from Baker Tilly allowed the event to be free this year for students and in turn over 55 students attended the event.  The firm also sent a representative to join the business club for the event.  The range of students crossed all grade levels and majors and some people were even attending for the second or third time.  When asked what he got out of the event, First-year Jordan Reis said, “The most important thing is not one big action to display that you have proper etiquette, it’s more so a bunch of smaller things.”  The officers really wanted an event where students can get real life experience and knowledge about some smaller aspects of networking that are usually overlooked by students such as how to dine with a potential employer.  The biggest point that Crawford made that night was that when out to dinner with a potential or even current employer, the point of the dinner is not to eat but rather to network.  The club is now preparing for its next big event, the annual KSOM Business Club Dinner where the Teacher of the Year award will be presented next Thursday.

Contact the writer: abigail.hatch@scranton.edu

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