Hussman School Alumni Association (HSAA) Mentorship Program


The goal of UNC Hussman's Mentorship Program is to support the educational and professional growth of student participants — and for alumni professionals to play a key role in the development of UNC’s next generation of media and journalism industry leaders. The program is facilitated by UNC Hussman and the Hussman School Alumni Board (HSAB).

Read more about the program and the experiences of recent mentors and mentees.

Application process

Mentees (undergraduate and master's students admitted to UNC Hussman) can apply for the 2021-22 academic year mentorship program between April 6 - May 21.

Mentees will be chosen by July 15, 2021, and mentors will be chosen by Sept. 1, 2021.

  • Kickoff event: (Mentees): Sept. 21, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Kickoff event (Mentors): Sept. 22, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Mentee/Mentor Meeting #1: Week of Sept. 27, 2021
  • Mentee/Mentor Meeting #2: Week of Nov. 8, 2021
  • Mentee/Mentor Meeting #3: Week of Feb. 7, 2022
  • Mentee/Mentor Meeting #4: Week of March 28, 2022
  • Closing event: End of Spring semester (additional details to follow)

Please review your mentor or mentee expectations prior to applying for this program. You will be expected to sign this contract to be admitted to the mentorship program.

Click here to view the 2020-21 participant contract

Mentee application:

Mentor application:



For more information

Please contact Director of Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations Robin Jackson or Assistant Director of Career Services Jenn Sipe.

About the HSAB

The Hussman School Alumni Board empowers alumni through the Hussman School Alumni Association to support the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media today and into the future. Guided by a group of media industry leaders from across the nation, the HSAB harnesses the power of a diverse and talented graduate base to support student development, foster alumni connections and encourage giving to reinforce the School’s reputation as one of the nation’s elite programs.