MIT nerds hone social skills at Charm School

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News Writer
Good News

Last month, MIT students signed up for the school's 19th annual one-day Charm School. Self-professed "nerds" showed up for mini-classes — each session was just 15 minutes each — focusing on dating, dining, and job-interview etiquette.

Bill Geist of CBS admits, "You can be an absolute genius, and still not know what fork to use."

With the completion of Charm School, participants earn their Ch.D. (Yes, that's a doctoral degree in charm.)

CBS Sunday Morning followed students on this elective day of classes, and, as Jezebel points out, "it actually seems pretty awesome."

Would you go to Charm School?