About the Program
We have the largest mentor program of any public health school, serving 400 students and mentors with special events and helpful resources for mentor pairs. We work to provide students with diverse professional experiences. Meanwhile, our mentors play a key role in training future public health leaders. These relationships have proven to be enriching and longstanding.
Mentor Program Contact:
(612) 626-9303, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participate in the Program
Students: The program is open to first-year, master-level, School of Public Health students. Exceptions may be granted.
New Mentors: The program accepts all interested public health professionals from across the country. Time commitment varies, but is about 1-3 hours per month via email, phone, or in-person meetings.
The deadline to participate for the 2012-13 program has passed. Registration for the 2013-14 program will open in late spring 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a mentor?
A: Volunteer mentors and students review the student and mentor applications and match participants up appropriately. This happens at the end of September. We’ll notify students and mentors about their match status by Oct. 1. The program is open only to participants who sign up by the deadline.
What is the time commitment?
Approximately 1-3 hours per month, using the communications tools that work best for you and your match. The program officially runs from October through May.
How does the program support me?
The program supports participants by matching participants up appropriately, communicating pair opportunities through a monthly e-newsletter and news updates on this page, and one-on-one guidance.
What do I talk about with my mentor/student?
Discussion items may include both career-oriented and more casual topics. Click here for discussion questions.
Are there materials to aid my mentor relationship?
Yes, the following materials may help: