Alumni Report

Take a Cougar to Lunch


Alumni and Student out for lunch

Through the Take a Cougar to Lunch Program, alumni can share food and career advice with BYU students. Photo by Steve Walters.

Now you can participate in BYU’s focus on mentored learning. Through the Take a Cougar to Lunch program, the Alumni Association invites you to make a difference in the life of a BYU student by sharing food and advice with someone pursuing a similar career.

Directed by the Student Alumni Relations Council (SARC), which includes student representatives from every college, the program serves students in almost any field represented at BYU, including the law and medicine pre-professional programs.

Getting involved is easy. Simply go online to lunch.byu.edu, click on the professional registration link, and fill out the form, which will ask about your interests and abilities. SARC volunteers will then match you with a student seeking your career advice. Interested students become involved by clicking on the student link on the same Web site.

You are expected to pay for your lunch as well as the student’s meal for this one-time mentoring session. (BYU’s Skyroom Restaurant offers a 10 percent discount for participants in this program; see byu.edu/skyroom/ for hours and a menu.) The benefit to you is the satisfaction of helping a student make critical career choices; the student benefits from your wisdom and experience.

Read more at lunch.byu.edu