“My mentor has been very supportive and resourceful, always placing my interests and professional goals first. He has allowed me to think about my future endeavors from multiple angles and given me the necessary tools as well as advice to approach tasks with confidence.”  – Reha, Computational Neuroscience, Class of 2025


“Rosemary is such a kind, supportive mentor who is always willing to help. She has taught me so much about navigating different educational and career paths, which has made me feel confident and excited about my future endeavors.” – Mae, Psychology & Neuroscience, Class of 2024


“Alex is not only a thoughtful and generous mentor who has gifted me invaluable professional wisdom, opportunities, and clarity about my future. He has also gone out of his way to provide me with memorable experiences exploring the great city of Los Angeles.” – Andrew, Quantitative Biology, Class of 2025







The USC Dornsife Alumni Mentorship Program’s central mission is to provide Dornsife students with the means to connect with alumni to support career exploration, job shadowing, and networking opportunities.

Students are matched with alumni for a mentorship period during which they attend events and complete 10 self-selected activities.

Mentor and mentee choose activities from an Activities menu or they come up with their own activities and schedule them on mutually agreed upon dates.

Mentor and mentee meet weekly in person, via phone, or video chat.

Program Dates & Requirements

Mentorship participants are required to engage in the following events and activities.

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2024, from  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pacific Time | Michelson Hall – MCB

  • Scheduled by mentor/mentee during the week of October 7 – 11, 2024

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific Time


  • Program break for students; No activities during this time. Happy Holidays!

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2025, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time | Michelson Hall – MCB


  • Wednesday, February 26, 2025, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Pacific Time. This is an “in-person” event. | Rock & Reilly’s @ USC University Village


  • Ten (10) activities selected by the mentor and mentee from the activities menu to be completed during the semester

Contact Us

Alumni Mentorship Program

Laury DeSanctis, Assistant Director of Student & Alumni Engagement

Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS) – 320