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1 D IVERSITY DIALOGUE DINNER Welcome from MDC & Etiquette Tips





6 M AKE THE MOST OF THIS N ETWORKING O PPORTUNITY You are making an impression with your: Appearance Interaction with recruiters Dinner etiquette

7 D AY OF D3 D INNER Please arrive NO LATER than 6:45 PM, Wednesday, September 12 th Dinner starts promptly at 7:00 PM You must be seated at your designated table You can meet with other company representatives after the dinner

8 W HAT TO E XPECT Company seating assignments around Monday, September 10 th Once you check-in, find your table and sit with your assigned company Try to leave backpacks at home, but there will be a bag check Keynote speakers- Associate Dean David Platt and Niloufar Molavi from PricewaterhouseCoopers

9 D3: I TS ABOUT CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIPS D3 is NOT a Career Fair Do not widely distribute your resume Your approach & introduction should be different than Career Expo Focus on gathering information rather than asking directly about job opportunities Atmosphere is formal, but relaxed

10 I NTERACTING W ITH R ECRUITERS Be confident Firm handshake Maintain eye contact Speak in a strong, clear voice- no mumbling Ask the recruiter about themselves Stick to appropriate table talk Relate your interests and experiences to the companys mission/values Most importantly, be yourself.

11 P ROFESSIONAL D RESS FOR W OMEN Women should not wear clothes that are too tight or too short (i.e. going out clothes) Hose should be worn with pant suits and skirts

12 P ROFESSIONAL D RESS FOR M EN Socks should be the same color as slacks

13 P ROFESSIONAL S HOE A TTIRE Women should wear closed-toe heels

14 D INNER E TIQUETTE Quick Tips o Napkin in your lap o Silverware - work from the outside to the inside o Used silverware NEVER goes back on the table o Take small bites, and do NOT talk with your mouth full o Dont monopolize the conversation o Use common sense

15 A DDITIONAL T IPS Convenient Dry Cleaners Ecoclean of Austin 2915 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78705 (512) 236-8645 Jack Brown Cleaners 615 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Austin, TX 78701 (512) 478-4621 A student only needs 1 suit as an underclassman, but they should have multiple shirts and blouses (plain is better – white, light blue, etc.)

16 A DDITIONAL T IPS Know the company you are seated with: BBA Career Services website has many resources: Vault, Reference USA, BizJournals; also check the company website Send the recruiter a short thank you email: This is an appropriate time to attach a resume. Maintain periodic contact with the recruiter: This will keep you fresh in their memory, particularly if future opportunities arise.

17 F INAL R EMINDERS Upload your resumes on OCR by Monday, September 10 th at 11:59 PM. Check your McCombs email Resume assistance: BBA Career Services walk-in advising: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Walk-in Career Advising/Speed Interviewing on Thursday, September 6 from 9 am to 12 pm in the CBA Events Room, CBA 3.304. Last day to cancel your registration is Friday, September 7 th at 5:00 PM. If you do not cancel in time and fail to show up, you will be blocked from OCR permanently. If you have an emergency situation on the day of the event, you must contact Melissa Martinez at or 512-471-3221. Melissa.Martinez@mccombs.utexas.edu512-471-3221

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