Alumni Mentoring Program

The purpose of the SPHTM Alumni Mentoring Program is to match current public health students looking for mentorship with experienced SPHTM alumni. Alumni will serve as mentors for one semester and provide guidance and assistance with students' career goals. The SPHTM Alumni Mentoring Program was launched in 2014, and nearly 100 matches have been made in program history.

For full details about program overview, timeline, and resources for mentors and mentees, please view the SPHTM Alumni Mentoring Information Sheet.

Program Logistics

Eligibility: All SPHTM residential Masters and Doctoral students may apply to be matched for any semester during their time at Tulane. All alumni are eligible to apply as mentors. Historically, alumni chapters from Washington DC/Baltimore, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Atlanta have participated.

Time Commitment: The program is typically run once during the Fall semester and once during the Spring semester. Students and alumni should be willing to commit to having at least 3-4 meetings, either in person or virtually throughout the semester.

Matching Process: Students and alumni will be matched most closely based on student career goals, student preferences, and alumni geographic locations and preferences.

Application Process: Students will need to apply each semester through the SPHTM Alumni Mentoring Program Event in Handshake. Students will also need to upload a current resume in their Handshake profile. Alumni are recruited year-round. If interested, please email Abby Lukens at


News Article/Testimonial: Tulane SPHTM Alumni Mentoring Program creates meaningful connections by Rebecca O'Malley Gipson and Abby Lukens