Professional Mentorship Program

About the Program

APA-HI and the University of Hawai‘i Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) have partnered to offer a mentoring program on professional development for graduate students by pairing participating second-year students with experienced planners in the Chapter. Interested students who wish to be paired with a mentor should contact DURP directly.


APAHI mentors, as a service to DURP, are willing to contribute to the professional development of graduate students in the field of urban and regional planning that provides benefits such as:

  1. Advice on career options
  2. Practical perspectives on technical subjects
  3. Networking opportunities with professional planners
  4. Guidance on professional development opportunities
  5. Discussion on the benefits of professional certification (AICP)


  • DURP second-year students and Ph.D. candidates who apply for a mentor
  • APAHI members who volunteer to be a mentor to a DURP student
  • DURP sponsor:  Chair, supported by mentee’s advisor
  • APAHI sponsor:  President, supported by mentoring committee chair (ad hoc)

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