Each year during our annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming, students are encouraged to participate in the Mentor Lunch. This event brings students together with the industry professional of their choice to absorb the information and experiences that they have to offer. The Mentor Lunch provides a critical link for students, as the real-life information provided by the mentors often puts scholastic knowledge into context.
The opportunities to be in a one-on-one situation with industry leaders (often alumni) allow the students to gain insights and narrow in on their personal goals. From the student's perspective, the Mentor Lunch can often be pinpointed as the highlight of their Symposium experience.
Photo: Grad student Eric Sindler enjoys lunch with his mentor, Alex Waldrop, President & CEO, NTRA