Business Etiquette Dinner

Each year, Southern Connecticut State University holds an “Etiquette Dinner,” a chance for students and professionals alike to brush up on their table manners and social skills.

 Students from School of Business joined tables with representatives from Marcum LLC, Local Businesses, faculty and staff.

 Karen Hinds, Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group, was the featured speaker for the event. She spoke about a range of etiquette topics such as how to politely eat a meal while on business, and how to handle and avoid awkward moments with your future boss. The main idea of her presentation was, “It is not about the food but the connections you make.”

 2015 Business Etiquette Dinner

 April 27, 2015

Etiquette Dinner 2015


Photo (from left to right):  John Mezzanotte, partner in charge, Marcum LLC and co-sponsor of the event, and Business Advisory Council member; Karen Hinds, presenter; Ellen Durnin, Dean; Mark Germain, CEO and co-founder, Beacon Wealth Management, and Business Advisory Council chair.









 Monika Kaczmarcyk, School of Business, Marketing 2014: ” The etiquette dinner was fantastic experience. I was amazed with all the incredible networking skills Karen Hinds demonstrated. I highly recommend this event to SCSU students and professionals from the area. It was fun, the food was great, and students left with a few new contacts.  Next year, if you are a student attending this event, I recommend you bringing a business card. It is a great way to stand out from the other students, and it facilitates an easier follow up."








Hartford article on "Bring your manners to the business meal" 

2012 Business Etiquette Dinner 

Business New Haven article on School of Business etiquette dinner

Dining Etiquette and the Business Interview

Participant Guide on Dining Etiquette

Pictures of dinner