Collage of photos of students in the young executive scholars hospitality and tourism program

Bringing together the educational vision of the International Gaming Institute and Core Academy, the Young Executive Scholars (YES) Hospitality & Tourism Program is modeled after the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno’s world-class Executive Development Program and maintains the same level of rigor, industry connectivity, and focus on applied learning and character education.

It’s a place for college-bound Core Academy Scholars to learn, grow, and get inspired through team collaboration, project-based mentoring, and a case-study analysis of the global hospitality industry.

Scholars discover the managerial and executive-level career opportunities available to them in the hospitality, resort, and tourism industries, gain insight into the college experience, and develop new skills to excel in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow.

Thank you to our generous YES 2017 sponsors: Caesars Entertainment, Rogers Foundation, and Aristocrat Technologies.

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Step into the world of YES, where high school students meet team UNLV through project-based mentoring and a case-study analysis of the top industry right their backyards.

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UNLV Young Executive Scholars (YES) Program

Young Executive Scholars (YES) Program

The Importance of Mentorship

The Importance of Mentorship


Shekinah Hoffman

Special Project Coordinator