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Nicholls Career Services and students hold etiquette event

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On Feb. 29, Katherine Mabile, Director of Career Services, and Eurico Cosme Da Silva Neto, a junior Music major student, held “Elevated: Navigating Etiquette for Student Success” at Nicholls State University.

They spoke on netiquette, dress code, communication, networking benefits, and more. Neto says the idea of Elevated came from interactions with students unsure of how to operate in a workplace setting for their future careers.

“The idea of Elevated came after multiple interactions with students and their association with future concerns […] The most common concerns I heard from students were things like, ‘I do not know how to email my professor and ask for a letter of recommendation. I do not know how to write my resume,’ and ‘how am I to know what to do if nobody has ever taught me how?’ Those questions made me want to create a program that would help students in their professional and academic settings,” Neto stated.

Neto believes creating a stable career takes more than studying. He says it requires having a good amount of connections and experience to build up a career. He demonstrates the success of those skills through a story of his own.

While attending the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina last summer, he saw his favorite musician, Lara Downes, a classical pianist. He spoke to peers about her and his desire to meet her. By leaving a positive imprint on those at rehearsals, Neto did meet her and received a follow from her on Instagram.

“After that interaction, I took a picture of the setup for the rehearsal, posted it on Instagram and tagged Ms. Downes. For my happiness, Ms. Downes saw the post and followed me back. Later I found out that Ms. Downes did hear me say the compliments as well while I watched her play […] I believe those etiquette and networking strategies in netiquette helped me get closer to one of my favorite musicians,” Neto said.

By utilizing these skills, Neto says that having a successful career is possible.

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Jaqueline Diaz, Staff Writer
My name is Jaqueline Diaz. I'm a sophomore from Vacherie. I'm majoring in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. I have a passion for writing and feel like I can develop my skills here at the Nicholls Worth while writing about the news! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and listening to music.

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