About BYU Connect

BYU Connect, formerly known as Take-a-Cougar-to-Lunch, provides a unique opportunity for students to meet with an alumni mentor in a friendly lunchtime setting. Our database includes over 1,500 BYU alumni looking to give back to BYU students pursuing similar fields of interest. With years of valuable work experience, BYU alumni are an incredible resource for all students. Whether you're struggling to choose a major or seeking post-graduation employment, BYU Connect can help you expand your network, broaden your perspective and make vital career decisions.

Registration and matching with professionals is fast and simple. Students provide basic background information and then search the alumni database to identify professionals in their field of interest. After matching with a professional, students can contact the alumni to coordinate a time to meet for lunch or talk on the phone. For this one-time event, the alumni have agreed to pay for the student's lunch. Please be respectful and prepared to pay your own way if necessary.