Watch the Global Mentor Alumni panel discussion that occurred on February 28, 2014.
Global Mentor panelists from left to right are:
International Development Project Coordinator
Erica Duin McDougall
Land O' Lakes International Development
Master of Public Affairs, 2009
Mentor Programs: Domestic & Global
The mentor programs connect alumni and other professionals (friends of the Humphrey School) with students who share the same areas of professional interest. By virtue of their rich experience and expertise in the field, mentors provide insight into career paths and advice about developing professional networks. Mentors report that they, too, receive something back from their protégés, whether it be a renewed inspiration to make a difference, tips about successfully using social media, an update about special University events, or just plain gratitude for the mentor’s help.
Domestic Mentor Program (DMP)
The domestic mentor program serves students in all Humphrey degree programs who are interested in domestic policy or planning issues by matching them with local mentors in Minnesota. If you are interested in being a domestic mentor, visit the mentor program enrollment page for application instructions and forms.
Global Mentor Program (GMP)
The global mentor program connects mentors doing international work with second year Humphrey students who hope to develop international careers themselves. Global mentors can be working anywhere in the world. They will largely connect with their protégés via email, Skype and other distance technologies.
If you are interested in being a global mentor, go to the GMP enrollment page for application instructions and forms.
Program Timeline and Information
The domestic mentor program begins with an orientation program for students and mentors early fall semester, followed by kick-off events (where mentors and students meet). The global mentor program also begins in fall semester with information sent electronically to all mentors and students. Both programs run through the academic year, ending in May.