Jan. 18, 2013
As times change, so do social norms for personal and professional behavior, but basic etiquette still remains. This message was stressed in a three-part etiquette training series, put on through the Cathy and John Pelusi Family Life Skills Program, which included: "Dress for Success," " Self Exploration" and "Dining Etiquette." Lisa Auld, Career and Life Skills Coordinator, gave participating student-athletes current information to sharpen their skills to gain the competitive advantage in almost any interactive situation. More than 100 Pitt student-athletes participated in each of the three sessions, sponsored by Compass Business Solutions.
"Dining Etiquette" was the third program of the series which was held in the Petersen Events Center Club. Alisa Collins, partner and owner of Compass Business Solutions, presented an overview of acceptable etiquette in the workplace and today's society. It included a four-course "hands-on" dinner demonstration. During this program, students learned how to navigate place settings, manage the napkin, flatware and glassware, and learned the importance of the flow of conversation. It covered cutting-edge etiquette, offering an opportunity to sharpen professional skills. Pitt students enjoyed the evening while they polished their social skills and learned new techniques to add to their repertoire.