Corporate Etiquette Dinner with Forbes Top 100: Diane Gottsman
March 28, 2011

UNT students were given a unique opportunity to attend a program hosted by the Career Center with renowned lecturer, Diane Gottsman, owner of the Protocol School of Texas. Gottsman has presented her lecture on proper corporate etiquette worldwide. In addition, her website is ranked as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" by Forbes Magazine.


The University of North Texas and corporate sponsors such as the DFW Hyatt Regency, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and JC Penney provided this opportunity for students of all disciplines to match their manners with the excellence of their degrees. The ten corporate sponsors each hosted a table and provided an evening of lively conversation and etiquette coaching for students.


Carrie Nelson, Career Development Specialist for the UNT Career Center, plays a very active role in moving students towards their ultimate career goals after graduation.  Regarding the etiquette dinner, she stated, "the students at UNT receive a stellar education, and we want to equip them with the all the proper tools they need for success in business. The Etiquette Dinner is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from a world-renowned etiquette expert and network with various corporate sponsors."


UNT's Hospitality Management National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) sat with Jonathan Chaplowe of the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Patrick Loughran, a Junior in the Hospitality program, stated, "this evening has provided me with an opportunity to learn how to set myself apart by learning the appropriate dining etiquette in business settings. Plus, I cannot believe how much I was doing wrong with a fork."

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