YSPH Mentorship Program

About the Program

The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) Mentorship Program connects students to alumni who share common interests and have relevant professional experience. Students benefit from a network of accomplished alumni and in turn alumni can give back to their alma mater by contributing to the professional development of the next generation of health care leaders. 

Overview

YSPH students will select up to two alumni mentors with similar interests at the beginning of each academic year. Throughout the year students and alumni can interact via e-mail, phone calls, and ideally face-to-face meetings. Mentors can provide guidance on a range of topics including current academic work, summer internship options, professional goals and other areas important to the students. 

  • Alumni meet and guide dynamic and interesting students and help them prepare for careers in public health.
  • Students learn about career paths of successful alumni, improve leadership and management skills, stay informed about the latest trends in  the industry, and establish connections with YSPH alumni.

Program Benefits

  • Alumni meet and guide dynamic and interesting students and help them prepare for careers in health policy and management.
  • Students learn about career paths of successful alumni, improve leadership and management skills, stay informed about the latest trends in  the industry, and establish connections with YSPH alumni.

The Matching Process

  • Alumni complete profiles and then students review mentor backgrounds and select up to two on a first-come, first-serve basis. Student selection begins in October.

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Student-Alumni Mentorship Program Flourishes

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"I love the opportunity to engage with students who will be our next generation of young professionals. I really like being able to share the path I took in public health and giving the students ideas for what their paths could look like."
— Caroline Stampfel, alumni mentor

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