About the Alumni Mentor Program

The UI College of Public Health alumni-student mentorship program, provides an opportunity for graduate students and alumni to engage in mutually rewarding relationships focused on student academic and professional goals.

Through this program, mentors can provide guidance and support to CPH graduate students by exchanging ideas, and sharing their experiences and knowledge of career paths. Mentors serve as role models and leaders as they help students strive for their career goals.

The mentoring program accepts all interested CPH graduate alumni who are currently working in the field of public health.

Mentor Overview

For alumni who wish to. . .

  • Share your real-world experiences and professional wisdom with the next generation of public health leaders.
  • Broaden your leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Give back to your alma mater (even if you live far away from Iowa City).

Timeline:

Dates Event
June 1 – Aug. 31 Alumni enroll as mentors
Oct. 1-20 Matching process
Oct. 21 Mentoring program begins
May 1 Mentoring program concludes

The application period for alumni mentors for the 2019-2020 academic year is now closed.

Mentee Overview

For incoming and current CPH graduate students who. . .

  • Want to learn about career paths of successful alumni
  • Improve leadership and management skills
  • Stay informed about the latest trends in the industry
  • Establish connections with CPH alumni

Timeline:

Dates Event
Oct. 1 Student application deadline
Oct. 1-20 Matching process
Oct. 21 Mentoring program begins
May 1 Mentoring program concludes

The application period for student mentees for the 2019-2020 academic year is now closed.

Mentorship Handbook

For a complete overview of the mentorship program download the Mentorship Handbook.


Questions or comments? Contact Tara McKee. This page was last reviewed on October 2, 2019.