Loyola Student-Athletes Dine, Network, Learn Business Etiquette Basics

Nov. 20, 2013

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland’s Office of Academic Affairs for Varsity Athletics hosted the school’s second-annual Student-Athlete Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday night.

Fifty Loyola student-athletes attended the three-course meal and an informative business etiquette presentation by Jen Rowley, associate director of the Loyola Career Center. The purpose of the event was to prepare student-athletes for business dining experiences that they will have in the future, while interviewing and during the first years of their employment. 

During the meal, each table of student-athletes had the opportunity to talk about their career plans and their current academic endeavors. The chance to have a more in-depth conversation over a meal helps each student learn how to handle an interview and also gave the students the chance to develop their networking skills.

Loyola alumnus Ralph Doran, director of talent management, at Stanley/Black & Decker, presented the “Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing” and provided the student-athletes with advice on how to market their athletic skills to help them acquire job offers.

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