Lunching Outside the Box Series Sponsor:
Whether grabbing a quick lunch with colleagues or at a formal dinner, maintaining a professional image is important. Meals are a common part of both the job search process and working with clients, and we're excited to welcome Dan Gomez-Palacio, the Director of Career Services at Columbia College, as he guides us through this seemingly easy but deceptively complex topic. He will cover how to leverage food in certain situations, proper ordering at restaurants, how to enter and exit a group courteously, dealing with disruptions and how to transition out of a conversation you don't want to have. Through an interactive presentation, he will provide us with useful advice and tips for a variety of different situations you may find yourself in where food is involved. We're excited to hear Dan's insight on the topic and hope you are able to join us for this engaging lunch to learn more about professionalism when faced with food.
Dan Gomez-Palacio, Director of Career Services- Columbia College
Dan Gomez-Palacio has worked helping prepare students for their careers since 2000 – most recently as Director of Career Services for Columbia College where he has worked since 2010. Prior to CC, Dan worked at Westminster College as the Assistant Director of Career Development and prior to that at the Museum of Science in Boston as their Internship Program.
Dan received his undergraduate degree in History and Environmental Studies from Macalester College and his Ed.M from Boston University in Community Agency Educational Administration. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his wife, two daughters (ages 12 & 16), two cats and dog. Dan enjoys travelling, cooking, reading and is always up for a conversation about the NBA or NFL.
- Arrive a bit early to give extra time for networking
- Registration opens at 11:30 a.m.
- Lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m.
- Program begins at 12 p.m.
- Bring your business cards!
- Sit with someone new and introduce yourself to your table mates
Thank you to our sponsors:
EPIC Presenting Sponsor Veterans United Home Loans; Lunching Outside the Box Series Sponsor State Farm Insurance, Stephanie Wilmsmeyer; Location Sponsor Daniel Boone Regional Library; Water Sponsor Culligan Water of Mid Missouri; Soft Drink Sponsor Pepsi Beverages Company