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A lesson in manners and more at Career Services’ etiquette luncheon

top-etiquetteWhat do you do if a piece of food slides off your plate at a business luncheon? Is alcohol ever acceptable? Is it okay to take home a doggie bag?

The answers to these questions could be found at UW-Green Bay Career Services’ Dine Like a Professional event Monday, March 2 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon allowed students, faculty, and community members to network and enjoy a meal together.

The two-hour luncheon was led by “Chef Jeff” Igel, the chair of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. Igel led the luncheon in spring 2013, and was asked to return after rave reviews.

“Etiquette is a set of rules we live by,” Igel said, “Manners are the way we put those rules into effect.”

The professional chef began teaching etiquette out of necessity 16 years ago. According to Igel, his students had no clue how to navigate the complexities of a business luncheon.

Along with providing tips and tricks to help attendees navigate the world of networking luncheons, the approximately 120 attendees, half of which were students, were treated to a delicious meal courtesy of The Marq.

Between the humor and tips was one overarching message: Etiquette is always about others, not yourself.

“It’s all about the perception of your personal choices,” said Igel.

Igel stressed that those in a business luncheon should remain aware that everything they do, from the beverage they drink, to the amount of leftover food on their plate, is on display for the others to judge.

With the meal etiquette, Igel provided etiquette advice for all types of business settings, including at the office, while communicating, and while networking.

But the luncheon wasn’t solely focused on etiquette. Career Services used the opportunity to award the Recruitment Partner of the Year award to ACUITY. Acuity was honored for its exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission — providing learning opportunities for students in their field of study, supporting professional growth and career development of students, and active recruitment of UW-Green Bay students and graduates. The longtime partner has represented at 35 job fairs since 1997. At present, about 40 UW-Green Bay alumni work at ACUITY, with at least four more students joining the organization after spring graduation. (Pictured below from ACUITY are from left to right: Amanda Gebert, Haley Lindstrom, Tracy Wusterbarth, Jordan Lindstrom and Rebecca Flipse.)

Igel closed the luncheon by stressing the importance of finding something in life that you are passionate about and committing to it.

“You make a living by what you get,” he said, “You make a life by what you give.”

The luncheon was one in a series of events held by Career Services to prepare students, especially graduating seniors, for career experiences. The lunch was followed on Wednesday, March 4 by the Spring Job and Internship Fair, which brought more than 80 employers to campus to recruit students, as well as a LinkedIn Photo Booth. More information on future Career Services events can be found here.

By the way, the answers to the questions posed in paragraph one, above? What do you do if a piece of food slides off your plate at a business luncheon? Discreetly place it back on the plate. Is alcohol ever acceptable? With dinner, in moderation, yes, but it will never hurt you if you don’t consume it. Is it okay to take home a doggie bag? No.

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Story by Katelyn Staaben, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication. Photos by Eric Miller.

Tilot receives Volunteer Leadership Award

Among the award recipients of the 2014 WPS Volunteer Awards today (April 10) was UW-Green Bay alumnus Glen Tilot. Tilot, a social worker with Brown County Human Services, received the Schneider National Foundation Volunteer Leadership Award. UWGB has long recognized Tilot’s impact to campus and community. In 2010 he was named UWGB’s Recruitment Partner of the Year. Tilot has personally supervised close to 100 students for various fields of study as interns and volunteers. The event was held at the KI Convention Center, downtown Green Bay.

Hats off to Humana

We included a link to this story in last week’s LOG Extra (the “photos-in” weekly version of this newsletter) but for the benefit of our daily readers who don’t get that e-mail, here goes: When Humana, a health insurance provider, decided to partner with UW-Green Bay Career Services nine years ago, it was a commitment both organizations took seriously. As acknowledgment for Humana’s long-lasting commitment to UWGB students and graduates, Career Services presented the company with the 2012 Recruitment Partner of the Year award. Additionally, Humana is currently in the process of creating two scholarships for UW-Green Bay students. Learn the full story.

UW-Green Bay Career Services names Humana Recruitment Partner of the Year

UW-Green Bay Career Services recently announced the recipient of its 2012 Recruitment Partner of the Year award. Health insurance company Humana, which first partnered with UW-Green Bay in 2004, has been selected as the recipient of the annual award.

During the past nine years, Humana has listed more than 100 jobs, participated in job fairs and conducted campus interviews. Since 2011, the company has enhanced its relationship with UW-Green Bay by becoming involved in class presentations, providing program support and sponsoring programs with Career Services and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.

More than 80 UW-Green Bay alumni are current Humana associates, and more than 15 UW-Green Bay alumni were hired in the past 18 months.

The Recruitment Partner award was first given in 2007, with past recipients including Integrys (formerly Wisconsin Public Service), Schenck, Arthritis Foundation of Northeast Wisconsin, Glen Tilot with Brown County Human Services, and Schreiber Foods.

For more information about UW-Green Bay Career Services, visit www.uwgb.edu/careers/.

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