Student Support at USC Annenberg

Annenberg Resource and Mentoring Program (ARM)

Eligibility: Open to new students (first-year and transfer)
Contact: Miki Turner, assistant professor of professional practice,

This one-on-one mentoring program pairs a student with a faculty or staff member, who provides advice and information on campus resources and insights. This program is designed to help students adjust academically and socially to the college experience.

The program runs throughout the academic year.


Seeing ME in the MEdia

Eligibility: Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who identify as first-generation and/or BIPOC
Contact: Desirae Lantry, director of alumni relations,

This student-to-alumni mentoring program supports students who identify as first-generation and/or BIPOC. A diverse and dedicated group of alumni mentors serve as advisers and role models to encourage career exploration and to discuss the professional and personal challenges facing first-gen and BIPOC students as they explore the communication and media industries.

Participants are required to check-in once a month for 30 minutes by phone or Zoom.

The program runs from October to March and is a partnership between USC Annenberg’s Career Development and Alumni Relations offices.


Meet USC Annenberg Mentors and Mentees

Miki and Reagan

Miki Turner, assistant professor of professional practice, guides Reagan Griffin Jr. ’23 as he pursues a career in sports journalism.

Mike and Bryan

Mike Ananny, associate professor of communication and journalism, and communication major Bryan Davis ’21 discuss the mutual benefits of mentorship through the ARM program.


Yvonne and Maricarmen

Yvonne Lara '16, AYSO's director of marketing and communication, connects with communication major Maricarmen Pedroza ’21 through the Seeing the ME in MEdia program.