“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 9-week mentorship period during which they attend (2) events and complete (6) 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.

  • Campus Program

    February 13 – April 18, 2024


    London Cohort

    February 13 – April 18, 2024

  • Campus Program

    Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pacific Time | Michelson Hall – MCB


    London Cohort

    Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    USC London Office, 12 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

  • Scheduled by mentor/mentee during the week of February 19 – 23, 2024

  • Campus Program

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific


    London Cohort

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Campus Program

    Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time | Michelson Hall – MCB


    London Cohort

    Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location TBD

  • Campus Program

    Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Pacific Time. This is an “in-person” event. | Michelson Hall – MCB


  • Six (6) 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