Young Alumni Mentoring Program


The Orfalea College of Business Young Alumni Mentoring Program aims to provide career-related support to second and third year Orfalea students who are interested in developing skills to launch career exploration and enhance career-readiness.

Through a student-alumni mentoring partnership, Orfalea students are able to foster connections with industries of interest, strengthen career-readiness skills, and build professional strategies in order to become competitive candidates for in-demand internship and job opportunities in specific fields of interest.

Young Alumni Mentors:

Ranging from Business Administration, Economics, and Industrial Technology alumni, Orfalea’s Young Alumni Mentors possess a passion and care for giving back to the Orfalea College of Business. Specifically, Young Alumni Mentors utilize this opportunity to contribute to the lives of current students by helping them engage in professional experiences, determine their career goals, and assist them in beginning to charter their trajectory to career success.

Mentors currently serve in a variety of positions across diverse and widespread business sectors, including companies such as Oracle, Apple, Armanino, PwC, Cisco Systems, MindBody, Texas Instruments, Glassdoor, and Deloitte. In an effort to allow students to receive relevant information about pursuing their path to their first career, our Young Alumni Mentors graduated within the last 1-10 years.


  • 1 academic year committment (September – June)
  • Complete a minimum of one session per month with each mentee
  • Mentoring sessions range from 30 minutes to 1 hour, and can he held via phone, Skype/Facetime/Zoom, or in person. If meeting remotely, we highly encourage video conferencing to build your relationship.

Application 2018 – 2019 

For the 2018 – 2019 school year, we will be postponing matches until Winter Quarter to give us time to launch our new mentoring platform, People Grove. If you would like to become a mentor or mentee, please submit your interest using the forms below. We will get in touch with you soon!

For more information, please contact the Young Alumni Program Coordinator:

Mallory Stoffel
Career Readiness Advisor | Young Alumni Mentoring Coordinator | 805-756-1623