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Cronkite Mentorship Program

The Cronkite Professional Mentorship Program is designed to quickly connect first-year students to media professionals.Through these initial contacts with talented and highly successful professionals, students will be exposed to the operations of a specific company, meet industry professionals and start to grow their network of contacts.

Daniel Pike

My mentor Jake Garcia provided me with a lot of insight into the journalism industry. He was always available if I had questions or wanted feedback on any of my work. Jake has been a tremendous help so far, and I know we will have an excellent relationship for a long time.

—Daniel Pike, sports journalism major (Jake Garcia, weekend anchor and sports reporter for KVUE News in Austin, Texas)

Shira Tanzer

Cronkite's mentorship program was one of the biggest factors that pushed me through my freshman year. With the advice and expertise of my mentor, Kaci, I was able to gain opportunities and grow my network and my skills as well as learn helpful tips that will assist me in my future.

—Shira Tanzer, journalism and mass communications major (Kaci Demarest, social media producer for the Arizona Coyotes, former web editor for KTAR News and Arizona Sports)


Applications for the 2021-2022 Cronkite Professional Mentor Program will open on June 1st. Click here. Applications for the 2021-2022 Cronkite Peer Mentor Program will open on June 1st. Click here.