Drexel Students Are Learning the Diagrams for Success With Basic Training for Business

In today’s business world, success requires more than mastering derivatives and management theories. That is why Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is providing its students with a new level of sophistication to distinguish themselves in a multitude of business environments with Basic Training for Business, a weekly workshop series covering topics from hemlines to haute cuisine, from January 31 to March 5, 2007 at Drexel University’s Main Campus. All workshops begin at 5:00 p.m., with the exception of March 5.

We created Basic Training for Business to enable our students to augment their performance in the business world, said Dr. George P. Tsetsekos, dean of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Our students will gain a competitive advantage by improving their social and networking skills from industry leaders to swiftly adapt to any social situation.

Workshop leaders will discuss the do’s and don’ts of business situations including dressing for success, grooming tips, developing a professional presence and business dining etiquette. Students who attend three of the workshops will be entered into a special drawing to put their skills to the test during an invitation-only, four-course meal.

Basic Training For Business - Diagrams For Success
January 31 - March 5, 2007

JANUARY, 31, 2007 | Dress to Impress for Success for Women/Dress to Impress for Success for Men
Pearlstein Business Learning Center, 33rd and Market Streets

The separate session for men and women dissect important wardrobe decisions, from the length of one’s tie to the appropriate colors of stockings. Presenters Kim Reese of KRgroup and Sarah Van Aken of S.V.A - instructing women and men, respectively - will mix commonsense advice along with important details of dress that will enable Drexel students to market themselves effectively and look primed for success.

FEBRUARY 6, 2007| Putting Your Best Face Forward For Women/Putting Your Best Face Forward For Men
Pearlstein Business Learning Center

Licensed cosmetologist Lissette Rodriguez will explain to women the finer points of applying makeup, proper hair management and wearing perfume. Thomas Gibboney, education trainer at Kiel’s Since 1851, will advise men on looking clean cut and professional grooming etiquette.

FEBRUARY 28, 2007 | Beating Business Blunders
109 Matheson Hall, 32nd and Market Streets

Dr. Karen Lawson of Lawson Consulting Group, Inc., will shed light on common mistakes to avoid when engaging in conversation, meeting new contacts, and will offer tips on improving professional presence

MARCH 5, 2007 | Forestalling Fork Faux Pas *
4:30 - 6:30 P.M.LOCATION: TBD

Kathleen Dickey, a certified protocol and etiquette consultant, will provide instruction on proper table manners as LeBow students enjoy a multi-course meal. Dickey’s presentation teaches basic manners such as knowing which utensil to use, how to engage in proper dinner conversation topics and projecting confidence at a formal dinner.