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The Office of Graduate and Professional Programs (GAPP) is pleased to announce the Viterbi Graduate
Mentorship (VGradM) Program 2016. The program is designed to help new graduate students adjust to
life at USC by pairing you with a current Viterbi graduate student in the same department and degree
level (both Masters and Ph.D. students).
Mentees (new students) Benefits:
Mentors provide general advice on graduate student life before you arrive on campus.
It an opportunity to build the professional and social network. The mentoring relationship
continues through your first semester and may continue for semesters to come.
Mentees will get support from the GAPP office for various social events together with mentors.
Mentees (new students) Responsibilities:

Mentees USC email address will be shared with mentors. Mentees are expected to

Respect your mentors schedule and understand there may be a significant time difference
before you arrive in LA.
Maintain communication with your mentor at least once a month or meet once a month to
learn their experience throughout the first semester.
Attend a mixer event in January together with your mentor.
Complete a feedback survey at the end of your first semester.
Remember: mentors are NOT academic tutors and not expected to assist or support you with
your assignments.

Important Notes:
We work to create as many mentor/mentee pairs as possible given the availability and interests
of both groups. However, because of the limited number of mentors we cannot guarantee that
you will be matched.
In addition to the VGradM program, the Graduate and Professional Programs (GAPP) Office
arranged a series of welcome events. Invitations will be sent to your email.

Interested? Apply to be a mentee before Sunday Nov. 15, 2015 (Pacific Standard Time).
Please contact with any questions.

Best Regards,
Viterbi Graduate Mentorship Program
Office of Graduate and Professional Programs (GAPP)
USC Viterbi School of Engineering, OHE-106