The Institute's mentor program is a partnership between the FAI faculty, Board of Advisers, and alumni. The program pairs the Institute's MBA students with food industry executives who agree to act as mentors. The mentor program is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn from some of the most talented food and agribusiness executives in the world. Mentors counsel students on career and academic choices, offer an internship to the student or provide assistance in finding one, and often assist the student in their search for employment. Mentors frequently participate in the actives sponsored by the Food & Agribusiness Institute and often invite students to visit their companies, tour their facilities, and attend meetings. The innovative mentor program has received high praise from both student participants and industry executives. This unique partnership between industry and the University is unparalleled in MBA programs at other universities. Executives from Ingomar Packing Company, Dole Packaged Foods, SunWest Foods, and Wells Fargo Bank are among the many individuals who are generously serving as mentors to the Institute's MBA students.