USC Price School of Public Policy

Professional Mentor Program

Professional Mentoring Program
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One of the greatest attributes of a USC education is becoming a lifelong member of the Trojan Family Network. The bonds of the Trojan Family are far more important than ever. In this spirit, we have created a Professional Mentor Program (PMP). Alumni and employers are in demand as this program is highly sought after by students because of the continued leadership and insight mentors provide our students.

The purpose of the PMP is to match current students and professionals with common interests for the academic year. Mentors serve as role models, offer advice on academic and career goals, and guide students as they begin to develop professional networks.

The role of the Mentor in this program is to assist the mentee in career planning, give feedback on observed performance, help build self-esteem, create and facilitate networks, and help the mentee design realistic goals.

We ask that all mentors set aside two to three hours per month to participate in the mentor program. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet informally at various USC Price sponsored events. The 2010-2011 Professional Mentor Program saw an exponential growth in its numbers. We had mentors from the following organizations/agencies participate in the PMP:

  • City of La Canada Flintridge
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • American Heart Association
  • Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation
  • City of Long Beach
  • City of Los Angeles
  • ICEF Public Schools
  • Cartozian Associates Real Estate
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Foothill Transit
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MD3 Consultant Group
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Los Angeles County Public Health
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • City of South Pasadena
  • Energy Solutions
  • City of Manhattan Beach
  • St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Urban Futures, Inc.
  • California Common Cause
  • URS Corporation
  • USC Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy
  • Bank of America
  • London Pacific & Partners, Inc.
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • VPS, Inc.
  • California Charter Schools Association
  • Morris & Berger
  • EU Funded Projects
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • RAND Corporation
  • Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
  • Aspen Environmental Group
  • Scripps Health
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Cordoba Corporation