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 fall 2021 are scheduled virtually for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 8, and Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

    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 and/or Etiquette Dinner and sign up between Tuesday, September 7, and Sunday, September 19, at 9:00 p.m. 

    Mock Interview and Etiquette Meal Policies

    Refund Policy

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


    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. 

    Document Submission Policy

    Students must submit all required documents (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 two times 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 you intend to complete the mock interview assignment.

    Rescheduling Policy

    Mock Interviews will not be rescheduled. Once the student chooses a time slot for their interview and/or etiquette dinner, that decision is final.