Viterbi Graduate Mentors
Patty Trinidad, M.Ed.,
V grad M Director
V grad M Advisor
V grad M Coordinator
Yet to be hired,
V grad M Program Assistant
The Viterbi Graduate Mentors program (V grad M) aims to help new international engineeringgraduate students adjust more quickly to life at the University of Southern California (USC) bypairing new students with current Viterbi graduate students.
To help new Viterbi graduate students adjust to life at USC
To provide new Viterbi graduate students non-academic guidance
To foster lifelong relationships among Viterbi graduate students
To provide resources (framework and training) for the advancement and personal growthof mentors and mentees
To encourage diversity and cross-cultural exchange
Why should you care?
The V grad M helps enhance student life at USC and beyond graduation. It provides ameaningful way for students to give back to the school. It gives students the opportunity to learnabout, exercise and be recognized for leadership on an interpersonal level.
How it works
The V grad M recruits current Viterbi graduate students (mentors) from all departments, Ph.D.
or Master’s, to provide advice and support
to new Viterbi graduate students who seekmentorship (mentees). Mentees are matched with available mentors (1-2 per mentor) based onacademic interest and availability. The V grad M encourages diversity and will match studentsfrom different cultures when possible. Mentors will be communicated their assigned mentees
contact information and will introduce themselves through email. Men
outlined below begin after this introduction and officially end after their ment
ees’ first semester
.Mentors and mentees are highly encouraged to unofficially continue their relationshipafterwards. All successful Mentors will be awarded a certificate of recognition from the ViterbiSchool of Engineering.