Women in STEM Dinner to teach etiquette

Maria Ly
Staff Writer

Minnesota State University, Mankato is having another Women in STEM networking dinner where students can connect and network with others, faculty and industry members. 

The networking dinner is hosted by the Minnesota State University, Mankato Engineering Center of Excellence and the MNSU Mankato Women’s Center and College of Science, Engineering and Technology. 

According to the engineering page for Women in STEM, they state, “The purpose of this free event is to provide an opportunity for post-secondary students in STEM degree programs and professionals in STEM careers to meet and form informal mentorships, collectively building a network of support and positive role model.”

The event’s theme is etiquette and will feature keynote speaker, Deenna Steinhaus, is the owner of Etiquette and More and has been a Certified Etiquette Consultant for over eleven years. 

One of the goals of Etiquette and More, according to their webpage, is to “assist students and new professionals with learning and using professional business behaviors and dining etiquette.” 

Deenna Steinhaus has presented topics of dining etiquette, professional dress, business etiquette and behaviors, and transitioning from student to professional for over nine years. 

Other activities occurring during the networking dinner is speed networking, where students are able to quickly meet and connect with faculty and industry members in a quick interview. After speed networking, they will be able to reconnect with those members in an open networking session. 

The event is free upon registration. Participants are encouraged to dress business casual. The Women in STEM networking dinner will occur 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. 

As the website states, “All are welcome to attend.” 

Header photo from Reporter Archives.

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