The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

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 offered to all sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate level students currently enrolled at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona who have completed at least one semester with Cal Poly Pomona. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 or higher to participate in the Mentor Program.


Thank you for your interest in The Collins College of Hospitality Management Mentor Program!
Please submit the following to the Career Services Coordinator (Building 79B-2210B) by Sept. 21.
  • Completed Application  (Click HERE for Application)
  • Current Resume
  • Faculty recommendation form, sealed in an envelope with faculty signature on the flap

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 Career Services Coordinator at (909) 869 4149 or