Join the SPH Student & Alumni Mentor Program – 2019-2020 Year!

In the spirit of Terps helping Terps, the School of Public Health values giving back and making a difference in our community. The SPH Student & Alumni Mentor Program enables alumni to share their professional expertise and personal experience with current School of Public Health students. This is our 3rd year hosting the mentor program – we’ve learned the connections made in the program help prepare our students for a successful future and leave a lasting impact on our campus community.

As an alumni mentor, you will have the opportunity to provide career advice and personal development for the academic year. We encourage mentors and mentees to connect on a regular basis. However, the frequency and form of communication are things you both can determine. Opportunities to interact through the program will include virtual discussions, networking events and workshops, UMD athletic events, and volunteer opportunities.

Alumni do not have to be on campus to leave a footprint at UMD. Whether you are right down the street or across the globe, we invite alumni from around the world to be part of the SPH Student & Alumni Mentor Program.

Mentors will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight into the latest developments in the world of Public Health  
  • Broaden your professional network with the School of Public Health
  • Have access to fellow alumni through the SPH Alumni Network
  • Participate in exclusive SPH Alumni Events
  • Give back to their University community
  • Assist current undergraduate students in career search
  • Help students find connections in their industry of interest

Program requirements include:

  • Participate in a Mentor Training Webinar - Tuesday, September 17, 2019 
  • Attendance at the kickoff event on Thursday, September 26th at the School of Public Health
  • Monthly Meetings with your mentee from October 2019-May 2020 (8 times)
  • Attendance at the End of the Year Celebration Thursday, April 23, 2020

Alumni Apply for the Mentoring Program:

  • Alumni may apply HERE. 
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Alumni Review Committee
  • You will be notified by September 10, 2019, if you have been matched with a mentee
  • Mentor Training will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (detailed information about this training will be sent closer to the date) 

Students Apply for the Mentoring Program:

  • Students may apply HERE. 
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Alumni Review Committee
  • You will be notified by September 10, 2019, if you have been invited to participate in the program
  • Mentee Training will be on Thursday, September 19, 2019 (detailed information about this training will be sent closer to the date) 

If you have questions, please reach out to Tia M. Cunningham, Program Manager at tanksley@umd.edu.