"The mentorship program helped me understand the college experience, while the speakers who came in at each session helped me understand how to be the best and most attractive version of myself--and how colleges wanted to see that version of myself and to take full advantage of who I could be."
2015 Riordan Scholar
Bucknell University 2019
A signature feature of The Riordan Programs is the mentoring component. For nearly 28 years, UCLA Anderson MBA students have served as mentors to Riordan Programs participants. The program connects accomplished MBA students with diverse and talented students who would be the first in their family to attend or graduate from college. The cross-cultural element creates meaningful learning experiences, not only for the Riordan Programs participants but also for the mentors. For both parties, the relationship provides a life changing experience. Nearly 3,000 UCLA Anderson students have served as mentors or volunteers.