Mariah Grumet, an etiquette expert who has been featured on The Today Show, gave CUW students a lesson in kindness, respect, and The Golden Rule.

On the evening of April 11, nearly fifty Concordia University-Wisconsin students engaged in a professional development etiquette course during a complimentary four-course meal at the River Club of Mequon. The event was hosted by the student-run Business Scholars Association. New York City-based etiquette coach Mariah Grumet, founder and owner of Old Soul Etiquette, guided students of all majors and years through dining etiquette, networking skills, and how to create first and lasting impressions.

Grumet defines etiquette as “kindness, respect, owning your personal brand, and The Golden Rule.” She helped empower students to become more effective communicators and build confidence in their professional presence. Students who attended the event learned strong social etiquette skills that will help them navigate professional settings for life after graduation.

The evening was made possible by sponsors: Master Printwear, Ansay & Associates, Church Mutual and VISIT Milwaukee.

Here’s what Concordians had to say about the event:

Scott Niederjohn, PhD

Director of the Concordia Free Enterprise Center
Professor of Economics
Business Scholars Advisor

“I’m very pleased that our Business Scholars Association made this event a priority this year. Their hard work in planning and promoting this dinner provided benefits for so many CUW students of many majors from across our campus. This program required coordination between students, faculty, and staff and truly demonstrated what can be done to positively impact our campus when these groups work together.”

Mikayla Sells

CUW sophomore
Business Scholar, Business Scholar Chair, Student Government Association PR and Social Programming Chair

“The Business Etiquette Dinner was a great success. The evening was full of learning, networking, and laughter. It was a great opportunity for students to escape from the campus routine, have a complimentary meal, and hear an engaging presentation from our esteemed speaker Mariah Grumet. Mariah’s infectious energy and abundance of expertise led to the great success of the evening. Mariah has inspired us all to embrace the art of etiquette in both our personal and professional lives.”

Jack Fritz

CUW sophomore
Accounting major

“The event reminded me that success in the business world is about more than just what you know. It’s also about how you present yourself and interact with others.”

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Concordia University’s Business Scholars program affords highly qualified incoming freshmen the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree and their MBA in just four years. Tuition costs are the same as Concordia’s regular, four-year undergraduate fees. Learn more about the program by clicking below.