The College of Health and Human Development Mentoring Program

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The College of Health and Human Development Mentoring Program connects HHD students and alumni by matching students who are juniors in their academic department with professionals in their field(s) of interest who can offer advice and information about career options or other issues relevant to particular fields. The mentoring program includes an initial orientation and goal setting face-to-face meeting, followed by 15 months of ongoing interactions as students can explore internships, course choices, and plans after graduation with their mentor. Many of our students have returned to be mentors, reflecting the value of the program to both students and alumni.

The mentoring program is open to all alumni of the College of Health and Human Development, as well as to Penn State alumni working in HHD-related fields.

All mentors and protégés are required to attend a Mentoring Kickoff Lunch or Dinner and Workshop where mentors and protégés meet in person, learn more about the expectations of the mentoring program and are provided one-on-one time to work on developing goals and action steps for the mentoring relationship.

2017 MHA Mentoring Date

Friday, September 23, 2016
Master of Health Administration
Dinner - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

2017 Mentoring Program dates

Mentoring events for 2017 will take place:

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Hospitality Management
Dinner - Cafe Laura
Friday, February 24, 2017
Department of Biobehavioral Health
Dinner - The Nittany Lion Inn
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Lunch - The Nittany Lion Inn
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Department of Health Policy and Administration
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Dinner - The Nittany Lion Inn
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Lunch - The Nittany Lion Inn

For Alumni

For Students

Additional Mentoring Program Information