Part of finding the best job for you is attending networking events, mixers, and cocktail hours where you can meet new people and make contacts.
Employers want to know their employees can be professional, even in social situations, but networking events can be difficult to navigate. Learning Western expectations of politeness can help you feel more comfortable in unfamiliar situations, and mastering networking customs can help you make a great impression on others.
All Case Western Reserve University international students are invited to join International Student Services, the Graduate Studies Professional Development Center, and the Office of Graduate Student Life for an event to do just that. The Mocktail Hour Networking Practice will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tomlinson Hall lobby.
Attendees will receive hands-on training from etiquette consultant Kimberlee Franz and will be served hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks to provide an opportunity to practice the skills learned during the training.