Professionalism Events & Etiquette Dinner

Each year, Professionalism events features a variety of workshops geared to help UW Tacoma students successfully create and then navigate their career paths. The series culminates in the Annual Etiquette Dinner.

Registration has closed for all Professionalism Events.

Professionalism events are open to UW Tacoma students from any academic discipline and year. Get your career search started off right, and get it started right now!


Networking 101

Monday, October 24

12:30-1:20, William Philip Hall

Everyone knows networking is important, but how do you do it with skill and finesse?  What do you do after making a contact?  Kevin Wilhelm literally wrote the book on networking to get a job. As CEO and Founder of Sustainable Business Consulting he'll share his advice and more than twenty years of networking experience.


LinkedIn to Success

Monday, October 31

12:30-1:20, William Philip Hall

Do you have a LinkedIn profile?  Are you building your "links" in a proactive way?  What is LinkedIn etiquette, and how do you use groups to leverage your connections?  These and many other questions will be answered in this dynamic and helpful workshop. 


Etiquette Dinner

$15, pre-registration required

Thursday, November 3

6:00-8:00 p.m., Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, 1515 Commerce St.

NEW IN 2016:

Every student attendee will receive a custom set of UW Tacoma business cards.

Need childcare? We've partnered with The Children's Museum to provide free childcare for up to 20 children aged 3 and up. Contact for details.

Which fork, plate, and glass are yours?  What are appropriate dinner conversations? Is drinking alcohol OK during a company dinner? What do you do with a skewer from an appetizer? What if you drop your knife? Can you send a quick text during the meal?

  • 6:00-6:30 - Standing reception with appetizers
  • 6:30-8:00 - Three-course served meal and program


Every student who registers & pays for the dinner by 10/25 will receive a box of custom UW Tacoma business cards, which you can pick up at the dinner. Enter your info on the registration form very carefully!

Crystal Stanfield, Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings, Inc., will guide participants through a fun (yes, fun!) evening of dining etiquette.  You'll get useful tips, tricks to remember table setting placements, and first-hand experience eating difficult foods with grace. 

In addition to getting versed in dining etiquette, students will learn the importance of good manners in a business meal setting and why getting the details right makes a difference to an employer or a client. 

"Whether it's an interview over lunch or a job review in the boss's office, one's attention to detail makes an immediate impression," says the Center's Executive Director Joe Lawless.  "Teaching our students the finer points of dining etiquette equip them with one more tool to develop as socially responsible leaders."

The Center thanks the 2016 Etiquette Dinner Sponsor for their support of and participation in this important event. Sponsors will be added as their participation is confirmed.

Childcare Sponsor

Table Hosts

Thanks to our generous Business Card Sponsors, whose support allows us to provide every student attendee with a custom set of business cards.

Registration has closed for all Professionalism Events.