Ways to Get Involved

School of Public Health Alumni & Friends: Ways to Get Involved

  1. Be a Mentor

  • ​The SPH Alumni Association welcomes you to apply for the brand new Student and Alumni Mentor Program, meant to enrich the professional lives of student mentees and alumni mentors! 
  • Learn more and apply here. Limited to 20 students and 20 alumni.2Host an Intern for a Day
  • Host an SPH student at your place of business.  Allow them to shadow you for the day.
  • Time commitment: 1 day (4 times a year)
  • Contact: Alyssa Todaro-Brooks at alyssa524@gmail.com.
  1. ​Join the Leadership of the SPH Alumni Network

  • We are actively seeking alumni in the DC/VA/MD area as well as NYC, NC, Chicago and California to take on leadership roles to help us expand the SPH/health arena.  We hope to plan quarterly events, APHA receptions and other opportunities to strengthen our efforts.
  • Time Commitment: Monthly teleconference; quarterly events; 8 hours per month
  • Contact: Alyssa Todaro-Brooks at alyssa524@gmail.com
  1. Explore and Help the Fearless Campaign Board of Visitors Committee

  • Our $14M goal will help our students, faculty and staff; we need your expertise, your contacts and your energy.
  • Time commitment: varies/4-8 hours per month
  • Contact: Jennifer Schwartz at jschwar2@umd.edu
  1.  Lead Annual Speed Mentor Networking Day Alumni Committee

  • Hosted at the SPH campus Career Center and the SPH Development/Alumni Relations Office.  This event helps students network by providing 5-minute rounds with key alumni.
  • Time commitment: 2 hours per month with assistant planning staff/4 hours during day of event
  • Contact: Alyssa Todaro Brooks at alyssa524@gmail.com.
  1. Participate in Graduation Alumni Cheering Section

  • A newly created group, some students may not have family members or others during the event.  You and other Alumni can congratulate and provide hope and inspiration during the ceremony and after graduation at the reception.
  • Time commitment: Day of graduation/5 hours
  • Contact: Jennifer Schwartz at jschwar2@umd.edu
  1. Commit to Being an SPH Alumni “Ambassador”

  • This role is for the time-crunched, flexible alumni.  You want to volunteer but only have time sporadically and are limited.  We will contact you as needed on a monthly basis to share available opportunities.
  • Time commitment:  varies depending on your schedule
  • Contact: Alyssa Todaro Brooks at alyssa524@gmail.com.
  1. Visit our giving website at any time and support the fund of your choice!