The School of Law LinkedIn Mentor Program
An enduring benefit of a USF law degree is being a part of the law school’s supportive alumni community. To bolster this tradition as we enter our second century, the USF School of Law has established a new online mentoring resource to foster connections between students and alumni.
The USF School of Law LinkedIn Mentor Program connects
students, alumni, faculty, and USF-affiliated legal professionals seeking
information on a wide range of topics, from areas of practice to job search
advice to navigating a career transition. By leveraging the USF School of Law’s
already well-established LinkedIn group, the LinkedIn Mentor Program is a
valuable resource to network with alumni in your practice area or geographic region,
expand your professional contacts, and provide support to the next generation
of USF legal professionals.
mentors continue the law school’s long-standing tradition of community engagement by sharing
expertise and professional insight with current students and recent graduates.
How the LinkedIn Mentor Program
To participate in the Mentor Program, alumni and law students
must first request membership in the USF School of Law LinkedIn group, and then
join the USF School of Law Mentor Program subgroup. Please note that these
networks are open only to users affiliated with the USF School of Law.
Students and recent graduates seeking mentorship select one or
more mentors from the online subgroup directory, initiate the first contact
with their mentor(s), and take the lead on staying in touch. All participants will
be provided with outreach guidelines, which are available on the main page of
Mentors do not have to be located in the Bay Area: communication
can be via LinkedIn direct messaging, email, phone, or in person. Mentees and
mentors decide which communication method they are most comfortable with.
Note for Mentors
Once you are selected to be a mentor, encourage your mentee to
be candid about what he or she hopes to gain from the experience. Please note that it is not your
responsibility to find employment for your mentee and that they are advised not
to contact mentors for employment or business purposes. You choose how involved
you want to be. At any point during the program, you control how
much time you can commit.
How to Register
To participate you must have a LinkedIn
profile. If you haven’t joined LinkedIn yet, register here.
Next, join the University of San
Francisco School of Law group. To find
the group, conduct a group search on LinkedIn, or just click here. Once you request membership in the
group, a USF administrator will verify your affiliation with the law school and
you will receive confirmation of your group membership.
Once you have joined the USF School of
Law group, you may join the USF School of Law
Mentor Program subgroup by clicking the “More” tab,
and selecting “Subgroups,” or just click here.
Registration Help and Questions
About the Program
Alexandra Doll, Recruitment Coordinator, Office of Career Planning – Alexandra Doll