Industry Connections & Mentorship

NYU Violet Network

Take advantage of NYU’s new mentor and networking platform! The Violet Network allows the NYU community to gain access to NYU Tisch and other NYU alumni, students, and professors eager to assist with your career journey.


  1. The Violet Network is a resource hosted through the NYU Wasserman Center and available to current NYU students and alumni.

  2. It assists you in expanding your professional network.

  3. The Violet Network is for career guidance and insight, not job matching/placement or agent/industry referrals.

  4. Access NYU affinity groups, career discussion feeds, tips on networking and finding mentors through this comprehensive platform.  

If you formerly used the Tisch Industry Network Database, please be advised that industry volunteers from that database have been transitioned to the Violet Network. Applications for the Industry Network Database are no longer being accepted.

For more information about the Violet Network please click here.

Please note that the NYU Violet Network is not the same as the NYU in L.A. Mentorship Program. For more info on the Tisch L.A. Mentorship Program, please read below.

Tisch L.A. Mentorship Program

The Tisch Offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations have collaborated to create this mentorship program to facilitate your transition to the West Coast. This mentorship program is designed for recent graduates and newly-arriving alumni (within three years of graduation) pursuing a career in the arts in Los Angeles. Participants (mentees) will be paired with an L.A.-based mentor, in a small group environment to begin their personal and professional transition to the West Coast.

This is not an internship or job placement program. Mentees will be expected to work actively toward their specific and personal pursuits. Mentees will meet with their mentors and fellow mentees on a regular basis during the duration of the program. With the guidance of their mentors, mentees will have the opportunity to map out their goals regarding their transition to the West Coast. Please also note that this program is separate from regular access to the Industry Network Database (which is described above).

The Tisch L.A. Mentorship Program is best suited to alumni pursuing careers in Drama, Film & TV, and Dramatic Writing. Participation in this program is limited to one time per person.

For more information, please click here.

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