Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program
"Through the support and mentorship I received via the A³C and its programs, I not only managed to make it through Stanford in four years, but did well enough to get accepted into the top doctorate program in sociology at Cal."
Founded in 1993, the Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) program matches Asian American sophomore students with Asian American faculty, staff and alumni for one-on-one mentoring experiences. AIM seeks to provide these students with mentors who are sensitive to cultural differences that may affect a student’s experience and success at Stanford.
AIM also seeks to provide faculty, staff and alumni with a means of interacting with undergraduates in a meaningful way.
Apply here for AIM! Mentee and Mentor applications
How AIM Could Benefit You: A Letter from the AIM Coordinator
Congratulations on completing your first year at the Farm! I hope that your freshman year was a memorable experience and that you are all having a blast this summer.
My name is Justin Lim, I am a junior majoring in Management Science and Engineering with a minor in Data Science, and I am from Long Beach, California. This is my first year on the A3C staff so I am extremely excited to meet you all this upcoming school year as your Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program Coordinator!
Founded in 1993, AIM matches Asian American sophomore students with Asian American faculty, staff and alumni for one-on-one mentoring experiences. The program seeks to provide these students with mentors who are sensitive to cultural differences that may affect a student’s experience and success at Stanford, provide guidance, and elevate each mentee’s time on campus.
During my time as a mentee last year, not only was I paired with a wonderful mentor that I enjoyed chatting with at AIM dinners, but I found a lot of support by connecting with somebody over our experiences as Khmer people. Fostering meaningful relationships like this is what AIM is all about and it is our hope with this program that you all can build connections like these that support you during your time at Stanford and beyond.
Every mentor participating in AIM is as excited for this upcoming year as I am. They come from all types of educational and career fields and have a plethora of experiences and advice to offer you regarding any aspect of life you could think of. Not only are they great resources, but they could also be great life coaches and friends who help you develop your career and network.
Throughout the program, we will host quarterly dinners for you to regularly check in with your mentor over the course of the school year. We also hope to plan small events to give you a chance to meet with your mentor outside of the program as well as connect with your fellow peers.
I hope you take the chance to apply and join AIM. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to having you be part of the AIM family! If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please feel free to email me.
Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Interested in participating in the AIM Program? Check out our Mentor and Mentee applications
Questions About the Program
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AIM Coordinator.