Annual Mentoring Program for Mentors

The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) Mentoring Program is an annual program that matches public health professionals with students to enhance professional development, promote conversation and communication, and increase knowledge of public health as practiced in the community. 

If you are a student, please see the Student Mentee page.

About the Program

The RSPH Annual Mentoring Program provides seasoned professionals in the field of public health a unique opportunity to make a personal contribution to the professional development of RSPH students. This annual program runs between January and December.

With your support as a mentor, students will:

  • better understand public health as practiced in the community
  • gain valuable information about professional organizations
  • begin to build a professional network
  • expand career options
  • develop a realistic career plan
  • learn how professionals balance life and career
  • receive suggestions on how to better prepare for professional life

Through discussions, networking events, and other forms of interaction, mentors will have the opportunity to expose students to the skills needed to excel in the professional world. For program details and mentoring guidance, please see our Mentor Guide.

Not sure how to mentor a graduate student?

The Mentor Webinar will provide information and resources to assist you in interacting with our RSPH graduate students. The webinar will comprise of one (1) guest speaker sharing his/her experiences working and interacting with graduate students, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. This is a great resource for mentors to get familiar with mentoring and to network. For those who cannot participate, a recording of the webinar will be shared afterwards.

If you are an experienced mentor and would like to share your experience with other mentors in our workshop, please email and we will contact you further.

Mentor Webinar
Webinar registration link will be provided to registered mentors via email.

Qualifications of and Expectations of a Mentor

  • Current Public Health practitioner with a bachelor degree plus more than 3 years work experience or an advanced degree in related field and
  • Ability to e-mail or communicate with your mentee at least once every 2 weeks

Mentor Registration Form

If you have additional questions regarding the Mentoring Program, please contact us at or by phone at 404-727-9957.