Make a Difference

Make a difference in the professional and personal growth of a USC Dornsife student by being a Gateway Internship Mentor. We will match you with a highly motivated, academically successful student who has a summer internship in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas. Gateway offers an organized meeting for mentors and mentees at the beginning of the program to enhance your interactions.    

As a Gateway Internship Mentor you will:
  • Further the development of a student as a rising student professional.
  • Help guide the student in their quest to understand the professional world through your own experiences.
  • Provide assistance in generating new ideas and seeing different perspectives.
  • Enhance your own skills in coaching, leadership and counseling.


If you are interested in participating, please contact us at


                                                         "You end up getting more than you are actually giving."

                       -Leslie Berger, Summer 2012 Mentor, USC Board of Councilors, Principal of Ideas Resources

  • Sonya Vanhoof
  • University of Southern California
  • USC Dana and David Dornsife
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • 444 S. Flower Street
  • Los Angeles, California 90071