Closing the Mentorship Gap

Wednesday, February 20 | 1:45PM–2:30PM PT | San Simeon, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Industry and Campus-Led Session
Mentorship unleashes social capital and opportunity, paving the way to lifelong career success for students and alumni. The advantages of mentoring are compelling, but quality mentoring is not within everyone's reach. This is the mentoring gap. Given the many reasons for the gap (difficulty organizing cross functionally, small staff and budgets, etc. ), a new model is needed to help more students and alumni close the gap. Universities will need to leverage technology, put students and alumni at the center, personalize offerings, and simplify/consolidate resources to achieve this goal.

Outcomes: Get ideas to increase access to opportunity via mentorship for students and alumni * Improve career outcomes for students and build lifelong connections with alumni * Connect with peers and colleagues who are also focused on mentorship and success


  • Robin Darmon

  • Jeep Hauser

    Director, Business Enterprise Systems, University of Southern California
  • Dee Kayalar

    Assistant Director of Alumni Career Engagement, University of San Diego
  • David Lapedis

    Partner Strategy Manager, PeopleGrove