An Annenberg Alumni listens as Dr. Sharoni Denise Little gives a presentation during an Annenberg Advantage Mentor Program Meetup. The program pairs over 90 students with Annenberg alumni who work in their field of study to give students one-on-one experiences, networking and social opportunities. This meetup took place at Wallis Annenberg Hall on Jnauary 28, 2015.

Annenberg Advantage Mentor-Mentee Meetup Event

About 50 Annenberg alumni mentors and current student mentees attended a dinner event at Wallis Annenberg Hall, where USC Marshall Associate Professor of Clinical Management Dr. Sharoni Little guest spoke about the nature of mentorship relationships. Little led the program, titled “Building, Leveraging and Maximizing Relationships,” which included an exercise in which mentors and mentees answered questions about each other — an exercise that highlighted the importance of getting to know each other on a personal, as well as a professional basis. Part of the USC Annenberg Advantage initiative, the mentorship program matches current students with alumni in their respective fields, encouraging the pairings to meet at least once a month.

Now in its sixteenth year under the guidance of the alumni office, the program hosts on-campus events for all of mentor/mentee pairings at the beginning of each academic semester.

View the full photo gallery of the January Mentorship event.