Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner

An etiquette instructor demonstrates a technique for several students sitting at a dining table

As our international students look toward graduation, the Center for International Affairs wants to help them prepare for job search and career success! Job interviews often include a meal with potential colleagues, and many companies ask employees to take clients out for nice dinners. Employers want to know their employees can be professional, even in social situations, as dining with others can be very challenging. Learning Western expectations of politeness can help students feel more comfortable eating unfamiliar foods, and mastering dining rules can help them make a great impression on others!

During the Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner, an etiquette consultant leads Case Western Reserve international students through a three-course meal, sharing information to help them feel confident in a formal dinner setting while also providing useful tips for starting conversations in social business situations, navigating networking events where food and drinks are served, and a variety of other topics! 

Attend the 2021 Virtual Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner!

International students will receive live, virtual training from Etiquette Consultant Catherine Holloway, with time for discussion, questions, and feedback in real-time during our 2021 Virtual Career Preparation Etiquette Dinner events.

There are two opportunities for Case Western Reserve’s international students to attend this virtual event:

Friday, March 19 from 8 - 9:30 am


Tuesday, March 23 from 6 - 7:30 pm

Space is limited for each event and students need to register on the International Student Services CampusGroups page in order to receive the Zoom link to participate. Any students with questions can contact Assistant Director for International Student Services, Elizabeth Miller, at

 View photos from our 2019 Etiquette Dinner