‘How swell’, students at MIT can go to ‘charm school’ (video)

This is the only video I could embed, but it’s already over 2 years old. A more recent video can be found here.

I discovered the idea of ‘charm school‘ through this recent article:

It’s the university’s annual Charm School, offering instruction in everything from how to make a first impression to how to dress for work to which bread plate to use.

Other colleges have started teaching students how to make small talk, deal with conflict, show up on time, follow business etiquette, and communicate with co-workers.

These programs may be fun, or even funny, but there’s a deadly serious purpose to them: to give students the kinds of social skills they need to get and keep a job.”

Well, what do you think, good idea?

 

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