Student Job Seekers Satiated with Good Food and Sage Advice

UMW students enjoyed a recent six-course meal in Seacobeck dining hall.

Students might’ve come for the fabulous fare, but food wasn’t the only thing on the menu at a recent etiquette dinner on the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus. Before the meal, UMW events coordinator Susan Worrell issued one important caveat to the 50 soon-to-be graduates: “This is not just a class about silverware.” The students – all prospective employees – joined President Richard Hurley, alumni and administrators in Seacobeck dining hall for a six-course meal served with a lesson on proper table manners and interviewing strategies. The dinner was sponsored by the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations. Sometimes it’s the small things that matter most to a potential employer. “When you’re interviewing, every single thing that you do is important,” Worrell said.  “All of your actions are important.” Hurley, who personally delivered small etiquette books to the student diners, said that he hoped students left … [Read more...]