Each fall and spring semester, the George W. Edwards, Jr. Career Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence at Walton College host a professional development training event focused on social and dining etiquette.
This fall’s event, held Oct. 29, featured a professional image consultant training students on the fine art of social etiquette in a networking setting and American dining style within a formal setting. After the training, students enjoyed a three-course dinner and the company of local employers and fellow students.
Held at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on the University of Arkansas campus, the event was free to students, but seating for the event is limited. To be considered, students complete an application from the Walton College career center and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor.
Some 36 students attended and met industry representatives from Center for Retailing Excellence board member companies including CaseStack, Advantage Sales & Marketing, Saatchi & Saatchi X, Catalina Marketing, The Nielsen Company, Idelle Labs and Crossmark.