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UCLA Alumni Mentor Program

The Alumni Mentor Program enables alumni to share their experience and expertise with UCLA students.

Mentor Interest Form »

Roles and Responsibilities

Once selected as a mentor by one or more students, you have the opportunity to advise your student(s) about:

  • Academic Guidance
    course selection, study skills, graduate school planning
  • Career Advice
    job shadowing, résumé critiques, interviewing tips, general career guidance
  • Personal Development
    networking, hobbies, recreation, cultural/ethnic sensitivity

It is both the mentor and the student’s responsibility to keep in regular contact with each other. Check in with your student(s) at least once a week or a couple of times a month and respond to them in a timely manner. You and your student(s) will be invited to events throughout the year to network and socialize. Opportunities for interaction include:

  • On-campus mixers and workshops
  • UCLA athletic events
  • Access to volunteer opportunities
  • Cultural and social events

Even if you do not live near UCLA, you are still encouraged to mentor a student via phone, email or online.

The Process

  • Sign up/Login.
  • Complete and submit an application.
  • Students view mentor profiles and select their mentors. (Note: For Public Health, matches made by department.)
  • You will be sent the name(s) and contact information of each student that selects you. (Note: You determine how many students you’re willing to mentor.)

Please note that this is a student-selected process. It is possible you may not be paired with a student.

For questions, contact Danica Dawson, ddawson@support.ucla.edu or 310-825-8736.

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