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Professional Etiquette

Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

Article Author
Professional Etiquette Kathy Kassissieh
Interview Attire Virginia Tech Career Services
Business Casual Attire Virginia Tech Career Services
Windsor Knot Casper Jsemer
Get a Grip: Handshaking 101 Tracy Laswell Williams
Networking Virginia Tech Career Services
Interview Do's and Don'ts Virginia Tech Career Services
Code of Ethics for Engineers National Society of Professional Engineers
Phone & Email Etiquette Brandeis University

 

Code of Ethics Examination, National Society of Professional Engineers

Questions:  PDF    Webpage

Answers:    Webpage

 

Discussion Questions

        

  • What does professional etiquette mean to you?
  • When are some good times to use professional etiquette?
  • What do you do when meeting someone for the first time?
  • What should you always do before, during, and after an interview?
  • What should you never do during an interview?
  • Why are ethical codes important?
  • How can you honor the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers as a student?
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    Exercises/Assignments

            

  • Have student's practice handshakes with each other
  • Take a personality test - what are the student's strengths and weaknesses? - What can they do to address those during an interview, etc.?
  • Bring in several men's ties and have a contest to see who can tie a tie the fastest
  • Have student's wear business casual or interview attire to class
  • Code of Ethics Examination - National Society of Professional Engineers (answers included)
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    Additional Resources

              Rose-Hulman Career Services Manual

              Virginia Tech Career Services - http://www.career.vt.edu/

    National Society of Professional Engineers - http://www.nspe.org/home.asp