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Table Manners: UNA Holds Event to Teach Students Professional Etiquetts In A Practical Setting

Oct. 29, 2009

FLORENCE, Ala. – Learning good manners at the dinner table does not end with “sit up straight” and “eat your pees and carrots.” Manners in a dining situation are essential in today’s professional world.

The University of North Alabama’s career planning and development office will conduct a dining etiquette class at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 in the Guillot University Center banquet halls.

“We teach and train students on professional interview dining situations. Many employers are using the dining situation as an interview now,” said Melissa Medlin, UNA’s director of career planning and development.

Medlin said dining etiquette and how to hold oneself during a professional situation cannot be taught in just a lecture.

“We give students the opportunity to learn, but also to practice what they learn,” Medline said.