Dine and Act Fine

Part of the development of well-educated people is the manner in which they conduct themselves professionally. The more professionally you conduct yourself, the better you will be prepared to handle yourself in any situation.

The Career and Professional Development Center offers two business etiquette dinners each semester. These are formal dinners where students have the opportunity to interact with peers, colleagues, and professionals to practice good business etiquette.

Etiquette dinners for Spring 2022 are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall.

  1. Pay for your etiquette dinner on IUP's Marketplace,
  2. Go to Marketplace and click Add to Cart, fill out the necessary information, follow directions, and save the confirmation email.
    • Students may use an e-Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.
    • Students can pay for their Mock Interview on Marketplace and/or Etiquette Dinner and sign up between Monday, January 31 and Friday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m.

Mock Interview and Etiquette Meal Policies

No Refund Policy

The Career and Professional Development Center does not refund mock interview purchases.

Exception

If the fee was paid and the class subsequently dropped before the drop/add period for the semester was over, the student may contact the Mock Interview Program coordinator for permission, and then contact the Student Billing office to request a refund for the purchase. Student Billing and/or the Career and Professional Development Center have the right to refuse a refund at any time, and refunds will not be permitted after the drop/add period is over.

Sign-Up Policy

It is the student’s responsibility to fill out the Mock Interview Sign-Up Form to schedule their mock interview appointment during the designated sign-up period.

Any requests to schedule a mock interview appointment after the sign-up period are automatically required to purchase a ‘second mock interview’ on IUP Marketplace. Spots are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Document Submission

Students must submit all required documents (for example: résumé and cover letter) for their interview by the specified date on the Career and Professional Development Center D2L page. Should students fail to submit their documents in the specified manner and by the specified due date, they will forfeit all associated points for their mock interview grade. The interviewer may, however, still critique the documents and give feedback regardless of the date submitted.

No-Show Policy

Students must be present for their appointment at or before the time of their selected interview as applicable. Mock interviewers will wait 15 minutes for Zoom Mock Interview appointments and will attempt to reach the student if the student is not prompt for their interview. If at that time students are not present for their interview, they will be marked as a no-show for their interview. Students will then need to purchase a "second mock interview" on IUP Marketplace and go through the sign-up process again if they intend to complete the mock interview assignment.

Rescheduling Policy

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that you are able to attend the appointment you make. Students can reschedule their mock interview appointment during the sign-up period, but reschedules will not be accepted after Friday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Once the sign-up period has concluded (February 11), any reschedules of mock interview appointments will be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CPDC. If permission is granted, the interview appointment can be rescheduled as long as there are available time slots in the schedule. Students rescheduling at this point will need to purchase a second mock interview and complete the sign-up process again. Once the student chooses a time slot for their interview and/or etiquette dinner, that decision is final.