The College of Hospitality is dedicated to providing professional development experiences for our students. To this end, for one academic year (September-May), a mentor is paired with a hospitality college student whose interest matches the mentor’s profession.
Students are selected through an application process. Based on students' interest areas and available mentors, selected students are invited to a pairing meeting where they are provided with contact information for their assigned mentor. Students are responsible for making initial contact with their mentor. A yearly welcome reception is held at the beginning of October to kick-off the program and provides the opportunity for students and mentors to network.
An annual awards reception in April provides an end-of-the-year opportunity for mentees to say thanks and recognize the Mentors for their dedication and support.