Want to inspire the next generation of healthcare heroes?
CHWC is dedicated to helping students explore and navigate career opportunities in healthcare, and we need your help! Become a guest speaker or mentor with our partners below to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals in Chicagoland.
For All Healthcare Professionals: Join the Healthcare Speakers Bureau
The Chicago Area Health Education Center Speakers Bureau links professionals representing diverse health careers—from nursing and medicine, to public health and psychology—to career seekers to inform, motivate, and empower them to pursue attainable health career goals. They are seeking professionals in all fields to visit classrooms in person and virtually.
For Undergrad & Graduate Students: Mentor High School Juniors & Seniors
The Rush Education And Career Hub Bridges Mentorship Program (see flyer) pairs high school juniors and seniors with adult undergraduate and graduate mentors for career-focused mentoring support. Mentors support mentees with guidance on specialty knowledge, healthcare knowledge, college long-term planning, summer opportunities, research opportunities, early career advising, and community building.
For Medical Students & Physicians: Mentor Aspiring Physicians
I Am Abel, a Chicagoland nonprofit, supports underrepresented minority youth in their journey to become doctors. Their programs support students throughout high school, undergraduate programs, and into medical school. They are seeking medical student and physician mentors.
For All Professionals: Coach Malcolm X Scholars
One Million Degrees is seeking coaches for Malcolm X City College students. Serve as a sounding board, thought partner, and cheerleader for MXC students: With just a few hours a month, you’ll assist with things like creating resumes and crafting elevator pitches, making a lasting difference in a scholar’s life.
For Women: Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM
Through mentoring sessions with female healthcare and STEM professionals, The Science Runway’s vision is to support, inspire, and encourage girls to follow their interests in and passion for STEM.