Connections! – Career Mentoring

APA Career Mentoring Program


Connections! pairs APA undergraduates with alumni, other professionals, and graduate students in constructive mentoring relationships, focused on career exploration and development.

In addition, the program offers a mentoring relationship that is aware of the specific challenges and opportunities Asian Pacific Americans encounter in the workplace and society. The program is complemented with skill-building workshops and community engagement opportunities.

Since 1991, Connections! has matched over 1,500 undergraduate APA students. While our mentees come from various areas of campus and represent diverse undergraduate programs, our mentors also come from diverse professions. Mentors in our Trojan Family volunteer their time to enhance the student’s efforts in exploration.

In 2015, Connections! was expanded to include professional, graduate, and doctoral school mentoring. Undergraduate students seeking to pursue continuing education can be matched with current professional and graduate students. These mentoring relationships are critical in the support of the preparation to attending graduate school.

Connections! coordinates with the Asian Pacific Alumni Association.

 Mentee Application Information

Application: Check back in August 2018!

Application deadline: Check back in August 2018!

All participants will be invited for a 20-minute interview with the Connections! staff to best match you with a mentor!

Mentor Application Information

Connections! mentors are recruited year-round. Apply today to be matched with a member of the Trojan Family! Give back and continue the tradition of APA Trojans helping APA Trojans.

Mentor Information & Application

Program Details

At the beginning of the academic year, all applicants will attend an orientation that further outlines the program.

Participants are invited to complete an application which gives the Connections! Staff a profile of your interests, career goals, and expectations of the program.

2018-2019 Connections! events include:

  • Connections! 101 – Orientation
  • Connections! Kick-off – Mentor-Mentee match night
  • Resume & Cover Letter review
  • Networking socials
  • Career Center workshops
  • Leadership workshop

Contact Information

For more information, please contact: