sorry if a thread like this already exists.. how much do alumni connections actually help? has anyone actually experienced this advantage? i know my mom is a dentist and lots of others in my family are dentists but that issue didnt seem to come up once during my interviews and didnt seem to help me any. on the other hand my friend recieved an interview from USC saying "although your stats are a little on the low side, we want to honor the members of our trojan family blah blah blah" so they gave her an interview. just wondering..random observation.