Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
11 a.m. Registration Opens
Cro’s Nest, College Center 2nd Floor
11:15 a.m. -1 p.m. Dining with Confidence! A Business Etiquette Luncheon
Cro's Nest, College Center 2nd Floor
Business etiquette can be critical to career success! Dining is an essential part of our business culture and a blunder can literally cost you a career or a client. Don't risk it! Become a master of the meal, with perfect manners from toasting a special occasion to decoding a complex place setting. You'll learn to negotiate a three-course dining experience while maintaining your professional presence. You'll have fun and increase your self-confidence, as we walk you through every aspect of a business meal, from soup to small talk.
Lead by Jean Papalia, Principal of A+ Etiquette and Director of the Tufts Career Center
• Understand how to succeed in your professional interactions, whether you are a candidate, employee, or host
• Increase your awareness of proper business protocol: know the rules and decide when to follow, bend or break them
• Improve your professional presence and first impressions
• Gain competence and confidence in professional protocol and dining etiquette skills
* The following sessions take place in the 1941 Room, College Center 2nd Floor
1:15-2:30 p.m. Alumni Talk: Careers to Consider & Practical Advice on the "Real World"
They were all in your shoes at one point in the recent past. Hear from successful young alumni working in a variety of fields about their career paths and learn insider info about working in their industry. They’ll give advice and strategies to help with your job-search as well as share advice about living on your own, setting goals for the future, salary expectations and how to manage your new lifestyle. Questions submitted ahead of time will also be addressed.
2:30-4:15 p.m. Get a Grip... On Your Personal Financial Literacy
Brendan Jones '97 will lead you through a discussion and series of activities to help you better manage your own finances. The skills you learn will assist you in understanding basic money management like living within a budget, handling debt including student loans and credit card balances, investing and more.
4:15-4:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Networking
Your chance to ask questions that have come up throughout the day, talk one-on-one with alumni and staff.