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

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Be a Mentor

  • ​The SPH Alumni Association welcomes you to apply for the Student and Alumni Mentor Program, meant to enrich the professional lives of student mentees and alumni mentors! 

​Host 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

​Join the Leadership of the SPH Alumni Network

  • We are actively seeking alumni in the DC/VA/MD area to take on leadership roles to help us expand the SPH/health arena.  We plan quarterly events, APHA receptions and other opportunities to strengthen our efforts.
  • Time Commitment: Quarterly meetings, occasional teleconference; quarterly events; 8 hours per month
  • Contact: Alyssa Todaro-Brooks at

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

Learn About the SPH STEP Program

The Students Transitioning into Effective Professionals (S.T.E.P.) Program is a professional development pre-internship experience designed to help students gain practical knowledge and develop essential skills to succeed in a professional work environment. Through a series of workforce training sessions and a two-day Shadowing Externship, students will develop the foundational competencies needed to function in a professional environment. This year-long experience allows students to embrace a supportive community and develop a professional network while in an active and engaging learning environment. Learn more about the S.T.E.P. program.

Participate in Terrapins Connect 

This platform offers a safe and secure virtual space for alumni-to-alumni and alumni-to-student mentoring and advising. Via this platform, participants can either provide or request career advice, resume critiques, mock interviews with one-time or continued mentoring engagement. Click here to learn more and to access the platform. 

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