The Pitt Public Health Mentor Network on Pitt Commons is an
online platform designed to provide mentorship opportunities for students and alumni
within the Pitt Public Health community. Alumni mentors can provide invaluable
support and guidance to students and recent grads as they navigate their
careers. The platform can also be used to connect with other alumni across
various career fields. As a Pitt Public Health alum, you can participate as a volunteer
mentor, mentee, or both.
- Why become a mentor? This is a great way to meet the next generation of public health leaders, help students find their career paths, and stay connected to Pitt Public Health.
- What does it entail? Being available to students and recent graduates by phone or email to do a resume review, discuss networking strategies, or conduct an informational interview about your career path. The type of contact and commitment is up to you.
How It Works
- Register in Pitt Commons and complete a profile. You may also choose to import information from LinkedIn. This should only take 10 to 15 minutes.
- Alumni may participate as a mentor, mentee, or both at the same time. Students may participate as mentees.
- Student and alumni can search for and request a mentor who best matches their career interests.
- Alumni mentors may either accept or decline a mentorship request.
- Once mutually established, the mentor-mentee pair then agree on communication preferences, including whether they’ll speak by phone or meet in person and how often they’ll connect, whether it's once or multiple times throughout the year.
Please reach out to Mike Dolinger with any questions.