Frequently Asked Questions
What is meal etiquette?
Sharing meals is a time-honored
way of cultivating trust—thus the reason for
It is about presenting yourself
with polish and should be taken seriously. Since
you cannot know all the rules – know the basics.
- Follow the lead of the
host or hostess.
- Be considerate and attentive
to the concerns of others to limit social mistakes.
- Always be courteous and
thoughtful to those around you.
- Never swear! You will be
perceived as less intelligent.
For a detailed etiquette guide,
please see the Internship
An Etiquette Dinner is scheduled
every semester in the BOC, in conjunction with CenterBoard. Since many organizations conduct interviews
over a lunch or dinner meal, partially to observe
your social skills and table manners, it is imperative
for you to take etiquette seriously. A four course
meal will be served with guidance provided. Advanced
sign-up is required.