Modeled after the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute (UNLV IGI) and University of Nevada Reno’s renowned Executive Development Program for industry professionals, the Young Executive Scholars Hospitality & Tourism Program (YES) is a rigorous summer course of applied learning, team collaboration, and a mentor-guided, case-study analysis of the global hospitality tourism industry. Each summer, under-resourced high school students discover the managerial and executive-level career opportunities available to them in the industry of their backyard, gain insight into the UNLV college experience, and develop new skills to excel in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow.
The immersive, holistic YES experience allows students to study all aspects of today’s evolving integrated resort industry including:
- food and beverage;
- leadership; and
- corporate social responsibility.