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Graduate Etiquette Workshop and Luncheon


Caroline Korda Poole, Career Coach and Founder, Centered Career

Networking and interviewing activities frequently involve the challenge of balancing professional conversation with good table manners in handling food and drink. This workshop will build your skills and confidence in dining etiquette over a three-course luncheon at Parizade. You will gain experience ordering from a menu, navigating a table setting, and practicing networking skills.

Caroline Korda Poole

Speaker: Caroline Korda Poole, M.P.H., is a Career Coach and Founder of Centered Career. Ms. Poole worked for over 15 years in international and community development, with extensive experience advising mid-career international graduate students.

Registration for this limited-enrollment workshop opens Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 am and closes Monday, October 30 at 5:00 pm. Participants must agree to arrange their own transportation (i.e. via the campus H-5 bus) to arrive promptly at 11:45 am and stay through 1:30 pm. Participants who register and fail to notify The Graduate School by October 30 that they can no longer attend may be asked to reimburse The Graduate School for the cost of their lunch (up to $38).

This workshop is part of The Graduate School's Professional Development Series.


Salad course

  • Horiatiki: tomatoes, barrel feta, cucumber, peppers, red onion, oregano, Greek vinegar, olive oil (GF, vegetarian)
  • Caesar: white anchovy, Reggiano parm, sourdough toast


  • Grilled salmon: asparagus, fava beans, green peas, tomato olive relish (GF)
  • Roasted chicken breast, stuffed with spinach and goat cheese, served with roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, rosemary brown butter jus (GF)
  • Golden quinoa: edamame, green chickpeas, kale, roasted mushrooms, toasted almonds (GF, vegan)
  • Spaghetti: shrimp, slow-cooked San Marzano tomatoes, feta


  • Seasonal sorbet and fresh fruit (GF, vegan)
  • Chocolate fudge cake

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Additional Location Information

Students are responsible for their transportation to the workshop. The H-5 campus bus route provides service to Parizade.


Communication, Core Competencies, Master's Series, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity