Coordinated by the college's Center for Career & Academic Advising, the CIA Mentor Program is a voluntary program designed for the benefit of students who want to enhance their educational experience to the fullest. It provides students with additional guidance and structure as they pursue their career goals.
In this program, enrolled students have an opportunity to connect with a mentor—an experienced CIA graduate or industry leader with strong ties to specific segments of the hospitality field. The mentor acts as a role model to demonstrate the positive results of pride, professionalism, and hard work, and can help a student determine which area of the industry the student is best suited for or most interested in pursuing. Mentors can also help introduce students to the wide network of CIA alumni and other professionals in the field.