Viterbi Student-Alumni Mentoring Program
The Viterbi Student-Alumni Mentoring Program (VSAMP) offers (sophomores and juniors) the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with an alumnus.
Viterbi alumni share their educational and professional experiences to help you achieve greater success in your academic and career pursuits. VSAMP pairs you (mentees) and alumni (mentors) during the academic year for opportunities to discuss topics related to engineering, professional development, careers and more.
Mentors can assist with:
Expanding your knowledge
and understanding of how an engineering degree can be used
Increase your motivation
to continue in studies as you see the relationship between courses and your chosen career come together
Help you prepare
for a smooth transition into your post-degree career
You are encouraged to have meetings once a month (or minimum 4-5 total meetings) either in person, by phone or virtually during September 2018-May 2019.
See what our mentees have to say about VSAMP!
As someone who is attempting to enter engineering industry, I enjoyed having someone to talk to and give me advice. Having a mentor to bounce ideas off of was very helpful in learning how to network, make the most out of career fairs, and prepare for interviews. From my mentor (Steven Schwartz) I feel that I have become more confident in how to conduct myself professionally and have gained a valuable person in my life from which I can seek guidance on professional matters.Justin Gaither, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
Because my VSAMP mentor was a recent graduate who participated in the same clubs I’m involved in, he had very specific and helpful advice on how to make the most out of my club experiences; he also could answer any questions I had about the transition from school to full-time work. He was easy to talk to because he is close to my age and took the same classes I’m currently enrolled in. He was very responsive and answered all my questions, both simple and complex. I definitely feel he helped me search for internships and navigate the networking and interview process. I highly recommend this program to any younger Viterbi students who are looking for professional advice.Junco Nelson, Sophomore, Civil (Structural) Engineering
I definitely became a lot more confident in the education path that I am pursuing and I have learned a lot more about how the transition from school to industry works. My mentor was really eager to answer my questions and always provided me with answers to the questions that I asked.Beatriz Sousa, Sophomore, Electrical Engineering