Dean's Guide to Practical Business Workshop Application

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  • You must have at least a 2.75 GPA to submit your registration application.
  • Registration is limited to the first 50 students who qualify.
  • Only 1 excused absence is allowed. Must email Dean Braun prior to absence to be excused.
  • CBA Reward Points: 25 points for each session attended, 150 bonus for completing all (300 points total).
  • This workshop is comprised of 6 sessions, detailed below:
  1. Dining Etiquette - Monday, August 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will attend a four-course dinner, courtesy of the Dean, and will learn about business etiquette at receptions, banquets and business dinners.
  2. Dressing for Success - Monday, August 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn about appropriate business formal, business casual, casual and formal attire.
  3. Interviewing - Monday, September 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn the appropriate steps to prepare for an interview including researching the company and interviewer and tailoring your qualifications to the company.
  4. Networking - Monday, September 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn the fundamentals of business networking including networking on social media and networking at company and conference events. Students will receive copies of "How to Work a Room" and "Never Eat Alone" courtesy of the Dean.
  5. Business Travel - Monday, September 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to plan business travel including airline reservations, ground transportation, hotels, and restaurants. Participants will learn about points programs and rewards leading to free travel and lodging.
  6. Dining Wine - Monday, October 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The selection and consumption of wine is often an intimidating experience for people at a business dinner. Participants will learn the basics regarding types of wine, wine tasting and matching food and wine.