2/18- Build Your Trojan Connections Safely

To: USC Students
From: Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
Date: Feb. 18, 2021

One of the greatest assets of being a Trojan is the community to which you belong. It is well known that Trojan to Trojan support is lifelong and worldwide. Making connections with other Trojans builds your network and can provide you with unique insights, internship and career connections, and information related to further studies.

We encourage you to reach out and connect with Trojans. USC alumni are an important part of the Trojan community and many serve as mentors to students through programs across USC. However, some alumni represent themselves as mentors, but they are not connected with any USC office, school or program.

Your health, safety and well-being is the top priority of our university. With that in mind, you are encouraged to be cautious and think critically as you seek and establish mentoring relationships with new contacts, particularly if the initial connection is made through social media.

You also are encouraged to access the variety of career resources, including advisement and mentorship opportunities available to you through the USC Career Center, your school-based career services and the USC Alumni Association. Please visit and sign-up on the official  Trojans-to-Trojans (T2T) initiative  or consult the career services office in your school.

If in the course of any mentoring or networking interaction, regardless of the source, you become uncomfortable or have concerns about the appropriateness, we strongly encourage you to contact your school’s mentor program for guidance and support.

Additional resources also are available. Counselors at USC Student Health, Counseling and Mental Health Services are available 24 hours a day at 213-740-9355 (WELL). If you are concerned about the well-being of a fellow student, please let us know through Trojans Care 4 Trojans so we may reach out directly with support and intervention. 

Stay safe, healthy and resilient.