The University of Illinois chapter hosted an etiquette dinner for members on February 3, 2000 near the U of I campus. Concerned about second-round interview visits with employers, members were excited about the opportunity to brush up on their table manners and etiquette skills. The evening included a formal dinner with an active discussion of proper table manners and a quiz between courses that put students' knowledge to the test. The discussion was led by Nancy Madigan, a business educator, University of Illinois alumni, and the mother of Mike Madigan, chapter co-president. Ms. Madigan explained and emphasized the importance of proper table manners, especially in a job interview or dinner setting. She also discussed situations that students might experience during the interview process.
In addition to the discussion, handouts were provided to members which included a quiz of some of the more difficult etiquette decisions one might face. The evening was an enjoyable event for everyone. Based on the positive feedback received, the chapter plans to make the etiquette dinner an annual event.
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