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Friday, December 15, 2006

Colleges Giving Etiquette Instruction

A growing number of colleges are preparing students for the workplace by providing etiquette training that covers a range of protocol, from what utensils to use to how to interact socially. Teaching such skills has fallen to colleges because employers expect more and there is less instruction at home.

The Baltimore Sun


Alexandra Levit said...

Teaching college students basic etiqutte is a great idea, but schools should also be focusing on more advanced, but equally essential skill sets for the workplace like emotional regulation, diplomacy, time management, and problem-solving, don't you think?

Alexandra Levit
Author, They Don't Teach Corporate in College
Blogger, Water Cooler Wisdom

C.M Russell said...

Yes I do. I also wish they also offered something for improving written and verbal skills.

Anonymous said...

As a current MS student, I have had the opportunity to go to several recruiting dinners. I have watched the demeanor of recruiters change almost instantaneously when a candidate is talking with his/her mouth is full of food, putting both elbows on the table while eating, reaching clear across the table for an appetizer, or simply getting drunk. A little etiquette goes a long way. Imagine if you were acting that way across the table from an important client!