Mentor Program
Current Students

Mentor Program

The Collins College of Hospitality Management Mentor Program connects students with industry executives who are enthusiastic to support young professionals embark on their careers.

Student Eligibility

This program is currently available to students who meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a Collins College sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate-level student
  • Completed at least one semester with Cal Poly Pomona
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 or higher


Please submit the following to the Career Services Coordinator by September 24, 2021

How the program works

Mentors and mentees interested in participating in the program must commit to a one academic year relationship, starting in the fall semester and ending in the spring semester. The Mentor Program administrator will match mentee applications with mentors based on strengths and areas of interest. There are a limited number of mentors available each year. Not all students who submit a Mentor Program application will be matched with a mentor. Best fit, location and other factors will be taken into consideration when placing students with available mentors. Mentees are responsible for ensuring the quality and depth of the relationship with the mentor.

Throughout the year students will initiate:

  • 4 activities with the mentor, details of qualifying activities will be provided to mentee/mentor
  • Email weekly journal prompts to Mentor for discussion
  • Calling or e-mailing mentor as appropriate to keep in contact

Students will be expected to:

  • Understand that program is not designed nor expected to lead to employment
  • Attend a student Mentor Program Orientation
  • Complete a final project with a reflection on the program
  • Act and dress professionally and treat the mentor respectfully
  • Be available to meet mentor during the Meet and Greet at the fall and spring Board of Advisors meeting
  • Be willing to address any concerns about the program with their mentor and/or program administrator
  • Give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of cancellation/rescheduling of appointments with their mentor
  • Return phone calls or e-mails in a timely manner

Questions? Please call the Front Desk at (909) 869 2275 or