Social Business Etiquette Dinner

February 10, 2014

Group of dinersOn Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, the annual Social Business Etiquette Dinner was held in the Green Room of Platt Center. Of the 83 in attendance, 67 were graduating seniors from the class of 2014. Serving as table hosts for the evening were Cynthia Robertson ‘80/P16, David Sonner ’80, Anne Sonner P17, Paul Schulte ’81, Lita Schutle ’84, Ed Heaney ’04, Glen Hastings ’93, David Gross ’08, C.J. Moore ’09, Asaf Bernstein ’08, Arran McNabb ’06, assistant director alumni and parent relations, Don Remer, Oliver C. Field Professor of Engineering Economics, Robert Keller, professor of computer science, Andy Bernoff, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, Cynthia Cohen, Honnold Mudd librarian, and Tim Kimball, university program recruiter for Tesla Motors.

The evening was facilitated by the OCS Director Judy Fisher. Besides some basic tips on etiquette and networking at social events, plus hints for job/graduate school interviews, the table hosts shared “pearls of wisdom,” that is, something they wish they had known after leaving college or what they learned from work or life in general. Based on the results of a brief evaluation, the comments shared by the table hosts seemed to be the highlight of the evening. Read about the evening from a student perspective.

Cynthia Robertson ’80 P16, Table Host with Class 2014 members (from top) Maya Johnson, Jonathan Williams, Tiffany Lim, Ileane O’Leary (not shown), Kerry Chin and Frances Su
Cynthia Robertson ’80 P16, Table Host with Class 2014 members (from top) Maya Johnson, Jonathan Williams, Tiffany Lim, Ileane O’Leary (not shown), Kerry Chin and Frances Su

Comments

Thank YOU for including me in such a special event for your school. It really is an honor to have been a part of it. Kudos to you for coordinating such a successful event. I hope that each student had something valuable to walk away with.
Best,
– Tim Kimball, university programs recruiter, Tesla

What a pleasure it was to attend last evening’s Etiquette Dinner. I want to thank you for putting together a wonderful evening. I enjoyed spending time with the students and alumni and learned a number of important things along the way.
– Cynthia Robertson ’80, P16