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NE student’s job gives him peek into luxurious Dallas nightlife

By Anderson Colemon/tr news editor

By day, Alik Mock studies on NE Campus trying to get his business degree and join the military.

But by night, Mock experiences intriguing Dallas nightlife valeting for powerful people.

The valet company Mock works for sends him all over the city.

“I valet mostly in Dallas,” he said. “I valeted at Dakota’s Steakhouse, Brook Hollow Country Club, Belo Mansion, Perot Museum and house parties of high-up businessmen and owners of companies.”

Some of these higher-ups include Troy Aikman, Mike Modano, Michael Young and some politicians.

“I really couldn’t meet them because security was too tight,” he said. “I can’t give all the locations.”

Mock said that all the people he met are filthy rich, and for his company and their privacy, he chooses not to disclose their location. However, Mock did say he enjoys the nightlife.

When he’s not earning a business degree, NE student Alik Mock is valet parking exotic cars for powerful Dallas businessmen, politicians and celebrities. Photo by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian
When he’s not earning a business degree, NE student Alik Mock is valet parking exotic cars for powerful Dallas businessmen, politicians and celebrities. Photo by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian

“The nightlife in Dallas is full of luxury,” he said. “The luxuries are fine dining, eventful places and meeting new people.”

Mock said he finds the vehicles he valets to be the highlight of his night.

“We get to drive exotic cars such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis, AMG Mercedes and much more,” he said.

Mock said he finds time to focus on school and work because he can pick the days that best fit into his schedule, but he said there’s a negative side to his job.

“[You] also have to work sometimes past 12 o’clock at night,” he said.

But he says, overall, it’s a great job, and it opens his eyes to new things, but he doesn’t plan on working there forever. He said if he did it in the future, it would be a safety net job or extra money.

Mock is studying on NE to get his associate degree in business while also trying to join the Navy after that.

“Every man on my dad’s side [of the family] has been in the Navy since World War I,” he said. “I always wanted to serve my country and pay my dues.”

Mock plans on joining the military after he gets his associate because he wants to enter the Navy at a higher rank and have something to fall back on — an education.

Mock’s NE Students Transitioning to College instructor Linda Quinn said Mock is a good student.

“Alik is a good listener,” she said. “As an instructor, I can tell that he is really listening and takes his work seriously.”

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