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Make an Impact- Mentor a Hospitality Student or Young Professional

Looking to make an impact on the local hospitality community? NYPCMA is now accepting applications for their 2021 Mentorship Program.

NYPCMA’s Mentorship Program pairs together local industry professionals with a local hospitality student mentee over an eight month program to share career experiences, advice for personal and professional growth and development, tips & tricks, and to simply make a meaningful connection. Mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and enhances their opportunities for social and economic success — make your mark on the future of the hospitality industry’s this year.

Last year’s mentors shared the following experiences:

  • It has been a great experience to connect with others, and be able to help guide young professionals in our industry!
  • The program has been great. I have coached my first mentee through a summer job that turned into a position.
  • It’s been great so far. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the women and am looking forward to continuing to help them achieve their goals.


  1. Opportunity to share your professional knowledge and experiences
  2. Build your leadership and management skills (mentors are six times more likely to be promoted! Source)
  3. Expand your professional network by meeting fellow mentors who represent diverse career paths
  4. Gain access to a closed LinkedIn group where mentors can ask questions and share knowledge
  5. Training materials and resources will be provided to guide you through the program
  6. Connect on ideas in an ever-changing industry


  1. Both members and non-members are welcome to apply
  2. Maintain regular communication with your mentee, at least once per month from April through December 2021
  3. Must be able to attend the kickoff webinar event on Tuesday, March 23rd (mentors) at 5pm ET or Wednesday, March 24th (mentees) at 5pm ET.


February 1: Applications open

March 1: Applications close

March 15: Notification of acceptance to program

March 30: Mentor kick-off webinar at 5pm ET

March 31: Mentee kick-off webinar at 5pm ET

April 1: You receive your mentor/mentee’s contact information; program begins!

August 1: Midpoint check in from NYPCMA

December 15: Program closes; final survey sent

Apply to be a mentor:

Apply to be a mentee (students or recent graduates of hospitality programs only):

Questions? Please contact the NYPCMA Emerging Leaders Committee.




























































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