The Center for Workforce Development offers career preparation opportunities in the form of mentorships to students pursuing careers in the health and human services fields. MentorCHHS pairs each student in a formal, structured partnership with a mentor in their field of study throughout the academic year.  CWD offers this opportunity to students interested in careers in social work, public health, and clinical research.

MentorSW, MentorPBH, and MentorCR connect students with experienced professionals to further prepare them for the workforce.  These mentorship programs also build relationships between UNCW and local professionals by providing opportunities for engagement.

In 2020-2021, Mentors and Students will meet virtually at least once per month to work toward the goals set by the student related to their career.  This year students and mentors will also have the opportunity to participate in 3 virtual workshops:

  1. resume preparation, to help students learn to identify and articulate their skills and accomplishments in writing
  2. cover letter preparation, to assist students in effectively conveying their experiences as they relate to position descriptions
  3. mock interviews, to provide students with practice communicating their knowledge, skills, and experiences verbally, with individuals within and outside of their chosen field.

Student Information Sessions will be Wednesday, October 14, at 5:30pm, and Friday, October 16, at noon.  Mentor Orientation will be held on Monday, October 19, at 5:30pm. Zoom links to these events are available at the top of the application.  Please email with any questions.


  • MentorSW

    Social Work Students: Application Due 10/1/20


    Interested in becoming a mentor to a social work student? 

    Applications Due 9/16/20 Apply»

  • MentorPBH

    Public Health Students: Application due 10/22/20


    Interested in becoming a mentor to a public health student? Applications Due 10/22/20


  • MentorCR

    Visit the FuseCR site to explore more.

    Clinical Research Students: Application due 10/22/20


    Interested in becoming a mentor to a clinical research student? Applications Due 10/22/20