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Mentoring Network

The Public Policy Studies (PPS) Department would like to invite all alumni to stay involved with your university and continue to live DePaul’s unique values-based educational mission by sharing your knowledge, skill and success with current public policy students.

How to join?

To join the PPS Mentor Network and make a difference in someone’s life, please complete and return the alumni questionnaire​ to

Participate with your community and discover the personal and professional rewards as you continue the lifelong journey of learning.  If you are interested in being matched with a student, please return the questionnaire via email or in the post office. If we have enough mentors, we would like to assign all new students a mentor as they enter the program. Remember you do not have to be in the Chicago region to help as a mentor.

Become a Mentor! Share your Knowledge! Give Back to PPS Students!

Contact Nancy Leifker for more information.​

The PPS Mentoring Network

The PPS Department has started a new alumni program called The PPS Mentoring Network which pairs up PPS alumni mentors with current PPS students. As a mentor, you can provide career guidance to a current PPS student. You can teach the value of networking, share your professional experiences and your insight.

Mentoring is easy, you can mentor via e-mail, phone or in person. You can invite the student to spend some time with you at your office to learn more about your job and the day-to-day of your work. If you are not within the Chicago region, you can still serve as a mentor via communication with the PPS student through e-mail or telephone.​