Social skills in a business setting practiced as part of special etiquette dinner

As part of the school’s Spring LER Alumni Events, students received practice in social skills and business dining etiquette with “The Art of Dining”, a business networking and practical application training event at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Topics covered included: The Nine Key Rules Of Business Dining, Seating Etiquette and The Art Of Using Napkins, The Most Commonly-Made Table Manners’ Faux Pas, and more.

Prior to the dinner, students were also given instruction on strategies for successful personal presentation including networking tip, advice on how to make a powerful first impression, and what to watch out for when following up with new business contacts.

A mini mocktail reception also gave students practice in business mingling.

Each Fall and Spring, LER alumni gather to network with students and offer practical, real-world advice on how to make contacts and hold professional conversations with new colleagues and potential business partners.  Any alums who are interested in participating in future Fall or Spring alumni activities should contact Lisa Pierson ( in the LER Office.