Who better to understand the importance of having a mentor than Tisch Center Alumni who are currently successfully navigating careers within the Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management industries? That’s why, for the seventh consecutive year, members of the Tisch Center Alumni Society Executive Board have organized a mentor program for both undergraduate and graduate students, to assist Tisch Center students in gaining a competitive edge.
Faculty, staff, mentors and mentees came together to mix and mingle on Friday, October 19th at an annual kick-off event. Dean Bjorn Hanson gave opening remarks, informing everyone that there are approximately 70 mentors and 80 mentees participating in the program with the majority of mentors based in NYC and some who are participating from as far away as Russia and Dubai.
Ron Castro, a graduate student in the Hospitality program had this to say:
“The Alumni Network Kick Off event was the ideal forum to meet and initiate professional conversations between mentors, mentees and fellow students. Although my mentor was not able to attend, the event was a great opportunity to expand my network with Alumni and obtain first-hand industry insights. The event was beyond a traditional networking session: meeting professionals in the same industry creates a connection. But, meeting NYU alumni who are in the field, builds an instant and stronger bond.”
The TCAS Mentor Program is open to junior and seniors, and second year graduate students. For more information on the program, please contact Amanda Gallocher, Assistant Director, Career Services, for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org