Baylor Hosts Etiquette Dinner to Prepare Students to Stand Out in Professional Settings

  • Etiquette coach
    Etiquette Coach Randi Mays-Knapp with CPD event hostesses Ashley Alcala and Terri Melton Morris, photo courtesy of Baylor University.
  • Etiquette dinner
    There was a full house at this years' etiquette workshop, photo courtesy of Baylor University.
April 4, 2016

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Media contact: Eric Eckert, (254) 710-1964

WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) – Impressive resumes and strong GPAs often open the doors to corporate opportunities, but students can do even more to boost their chances of scoring their dream jobs.

Students on the job hunt had the opportunity to learn how to offer more than the average applicant when they attended Baylor’s etiquette workshop, hosted by Baylor Career and Professional Development on Thursday, March 31.

“The etiquette dinner empowers students with the necessary life tools to stand out in a variety of settings, including networking lunches, receptions, dinners and fundraisers,” said Terri Morris, career advisor for the office of Career and Professional Development and a hostess for the event. “Students learned appropriate business protocols such as how to engage with other professionals at an event, during a meal and how to best represent themselves with proper business dining etiquette.”

Because professional relationships are often developed in dining situations, Career and Professional Development wants to make sure Baylor students are prepared to wow their recruiters, according to Morris. Leadership and etiquette coach Randi Mays-Knapp directed the presentation.

The formal dinner event walked students through proper dining etiquette and provided a practical learning experience on how to converse and network with business professionals before and during a meal.

For more information, contact Terri Morris.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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