Join our alumni network

As a graduate of Purdue’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), it is now your turn to experience HTM as an industry professional. From recruiting students through the Ray Kavanaugh Career Center to advancing your business through innovative faculty research to connecting with other alumni and industry professionals at the annual Spirit of Hospitality Summit, HTM is here to help you take your next giant leap.

Simplifying the process for staying in touch

We take pride in the giant leaps our alumni take every day across financial counseling and planning, hospitality and tourism management, retail management, selling and sales management and more. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, we’ve got opportunities for you to stay connected to HTM. Whether you wish to speak to a classroom; become a mentor for driven, like-minded students; or find another way to get involved, we can help you find the perfect opportunity.

Become a mentor

Through a thoughtful approach to mentorship, we ensure we’re preparing students with the skills they need to be exceptional mentees while also providing mentors with a feeling of contentment and fulfillment. While a formal mentorship program is currently being developed to launch in fall 2024, we’re still ready to make individualized mentorship connections in the meantime.

Please express your interest in becoming a mentor by emailing us at, and we’ll work to match you with a student mentee.

Ready to connect?

We’d love to hear from you! Send an email to us at detailing your interest, and we’ll be in touch. Looking to make a financial gift? We appreciate the generous support of our donors who help us make giant leaps possible. Explore opportunities to support HTM.