As part of our USP 50th Anniversary celebration — specifically during the spring reunion and conference — we will be launching a new Mentorship Program to match alumni with current Urban Studies students.
The inspiration for this program comes from (1) the realization that current USP students would benefit tremendously from a connection with our alums, who could share their rich experiences and knowledge of what it means to work in their particular field; and (2) many alums have expressed a desire to give back and stay connected to Urban Studies. We feel that a mentorship program would be a perfect match!
Although the final details of the program are still being developed, the program would essentially match a current student with an alum in an arrangement involving a few meetings/contacts over the course of the academic semester. Participants would not have to be local.
We are asking that interested alums fill out the Alumni Update Form at http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/urbanstudies/alumni/aluminfo.cfm. Express your interest in the Information Sharing/Requests section.
More information is forthcoming between now and the USP 50th Anniversary celebration!