University of Southern California


Program Description

Connections! pairs Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduates with alumni and other professionals in constructive mentoring relationships, focused on career exploration and development. In addition, the program offers a mentoring relationship that is cognizant of the specific challenges and opportunities Asian Pacific Americans encounter in the workplace, complemented by skill-building workshops and community engagement opportunities over the course of the academic year.

Since 1991, Connections! has matched over 1,500 undergraduate students. While our mentees, or student participants, come from various areas of campus and represent diverse undergraduate programs, our mentors also come from diverse professions. Mentors in our Trojan Family volunteer their time to enhance the student's efforts in exploration.

At the beginning of the academic year, all applicants attend an orientation further outlining the program, and then complete an application which gives the Connections! Staff a profile of the student's interests, career goals, and expectations of the program. 

Co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Alumni Association.

Mentee Application Information

The Application process has been changed for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please refer to the right-hand sidebar for more information.

In order to apply for Connections! you must attend an information session.

Mentor Application Information

Connections! mentors are recruited year-round. Apply today to be matched with a member of the Trojan Family! Give back and continue the tradition of APA Trojans helping APA Trojans.

Mentor Information & Application

  • Street Address: Asian Pacific American Student Services
    University of Southern California
    3601 Trousdale Parkway
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-4851
  • Phone: (213) 740-4999
  • Fax: (213) 740-5284
  • Email:
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