Gophers Hold Young Professional's Etiquette Dinner

Go Gophers! Young Professional's Dinner
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Young Professional's Dinner
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Oct. 22, 2013

Written by Andrew Doughty
Student-Athlete Affairs Intern

The Young Professional’s Etiquette Dinner was held on Monday, October 14th in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium.

The event, a bi-annual networking and etiquette dinner, is an opportunity for student-athletes to dress in formal attire and meet local professionals while learning proper dinner etiquette. This event is one of numerous career development opportunities offered to all University of Minnesota student-athletes in preparation for post-college careers.

In attendance were 71 student-athletes from 20 different sports and 25 professionals from across the Twin Cities. The professionals represented the fields of finance, marketing, public relations, fashion design, medical device sales, and intercollegiate athletics amongst many others. 

Callista Gould, a Certified Etiquette Instructor from the Culture and Manners Institute (West Des Moines, Iowa) presented on table manners and etiquette. Throughout the full-course dinner, Ms. Gould offered advice in place settings, appropriate conversation topics, and proper dinner practices.

The Young Professional’s Etiquette Dinner was sponsored by the United States Marines Corps, represented by six individuals, including Captain Andrew Schroers.