By: Karina Valdes

Navigating college can be complex, but the Dean’s Student Circle (DSC) at the School of Communication is working to help students succeed with its new mentorship initiative. The Dean’s Student Circle Mentorship Program aims to connect students within their first two semesters at the SoC with students who have at least four semesters at the School.

“The School of Communication’s Dean’s Student Circle Mentorship Program seeks to equip students with the guidance and resources they need to maximize their experience at the SoC,” said Luis Herrera, assistant dean. “We do this by pairing experienced SoC students who have completed four semesters or more with newer SoC students to form developmental relationships that help newer students navigate the academic, professional, and practical realities of college life.”

The mentorship program will connect students who ideally have already completed an internship, devoted time to a University of Miami organization, and used the resources on campus, with new students who may not be familiar with all of the opportunities available at UM.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please download the application at,, and specify you would like to be a mentor in the comments section. The deadline to apply is March 31. The application for students interested in becoming a mentee will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please send an email to Gabriel Perez, DSC advisor, at

The DSC is an organization of student ambassadors who represent the School of Communication to prospective students, new students, and people within UM by participating in meet and greets, leading tours, and assisting in orientations and meetings. Members also share ideas and student feedback with School leadership.