The fall Etiquette Dinner — one of many mentoring opportunities organized by UNT’s Career Center and the Alumni Association that offers alumni a way to help students — paired former and current students for a meal led by Diane Gottsman, owner of The Protocol School of Texas. Gottsman coached them through professional table manners in the Gateway Center Ballroom.
Senior psychology major Kailah Borchers attended the event and says the experience was invaluable.
“I loved the networking, as well as the speaker, who was highly entertaining — especially during situations we didn’t know what we were supposed to be doing,” she says.
Borchers sat with Laura Waldrup-Enwere (’07), a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services in Richardson.
“It was fun! Not only did I learn a lot about professional etiquette, but it was nice to see students interacting with alumni, get to know a couple of them and give them some tips on what life is like after graduation,” Waldrup-Enwere says.
Alumni volunteers are needed and can sign up to help students through etiquette dinners and other advising, networking, mentoring and skill development events. To learn how you or your company can get involved, contact Alison Delicati at the Career Center at 940-565-2102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.