Students & Early Career (ISECN)

The IUHPE Student and Early Career Network (ISECN) assembles young professionals and students in health promotion from across the globe and interacts dynamically to influence and support the IUHPE agenda.


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The mission of ISECN is to identify, support and serve the needs of this IUHPE membership category by mobilizing student and early career professionals within the larger network.

Similarly to the operation of the general IUHPE membership, this group will fulfill its mission by building and engaging an independent, global, professional network of people to encourage the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, know-how, and experiences, and by developing relevant collaborative projects, both at global and regional levels, and possibly, by topic.



  • To encourage student/early career professionals' participation in the larger IUHPE network.

  • To create resources, programs and projects that meet the needs of student and early career members.

  • To enrich the strength of the IUHPE by contributing the unique perspectives, experience and energy of students and early career professionals to current projects, programs, publications and conferences.

  • To become active in shaping the IUHPE of the future according to the needs and interests of students and early career professionals.



This working group will pursue these goals by:

  • Creating forums and mechanisms for students and early career professionals to exchange ideas regarding their needs, interests and possible opportunities.

  • Mobilizing the student and early career professional membership within the organization to ensure they are appropriately represented in the general organization.

  • Undertaking activities that are in line with the overall mission of the IUHPE that the group feels are being neglected or would like to initiate.

  • Providing links for one another within the global network which can facilitate our learning and professional growth.

  • Strengthening the capacity of the organization to fulfill its mission into the future.




Benefits of ISECN Membership

The benefits and opportunities available to you as an ISECN member are actually limitless, as you are free to utilize the network for projects as ambitious as your dreams and drive, but some of the more obvious benefits are:


1. Connect with other students and colleagues in Health Promotion

2. Gain valuable experience working on global health promotion projects

3. Boost your resume by taking on a leadership role

4. Learn about activities, conferences and news in health promotion from around the globe

5. Have access to volunteer opportunities for IUHPE conferences

6. Have your voice heard globally through contributing to our newsletter, Health Promotion Connection


PLUS all the benefits of joining the IUHPE!



Please take our ISECN 2019/20 Survey!

Do you identify as a student or an Early Career Professional? If so, we’d like to hear from you! ISECN is interested in learning more about how we can serve early career professionals and students as we craft our work plan for 2020-2022. Please take a moment to fill out our survey by clicking here: so that your voice can be heard and your needs met. If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



IUHPE Mentorship





Upon celebration of IUHPE’s 70th Anniversary, we would like to announce the launching of the IUHPE/ISECN Mentoring Program, which is briefly described below.


The intent is to provide networking and professional growth opportunity, and sharing of knowledge, in a way that is tailored to career development interests and areas of expertise in our health promotion community.


Who are we looking for?


  • Experienced professionals who are willing to share their experience and wisdom and coach younger colleagues


  • Students and young professionals <40 years

How does it work?

Mentees apply and will then be matched with mentors based on interest and a first come-first serve basis by the relevant Membership Sub-Committee

  • Online monitoring sessions via Skype, Zoom or some other video-conferencing platform
  • Estimated 1 to 2 hours per month, specifics to be determined between mentor & mentee.
  • Six to nine-month pilot program
  • Mid-term and end of term evaluation

Potential areas for discussion between mentor and mentee could be, but are not limited to:

  • How to sell yourself in a job interview
  • Effective networking tips
  • Designing a small evaluation project
  • Building subject matter expertise
  • What to look for in a graduate program
  • How to position or a specific career path
  • Problem-solving advie, etc.

How do you apply?   

Mentee Form -If interested, please fill out an application form explaining your professional goals, what you hope to get out of the program and summarize your academic and professional path to date.

Mentor Form - If interested, please complete the attached form, stating your area(s) of expertise and the number of mentees you are willing to accept.

Please submit your application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Applications Due: 15 July 2021     

Decisions & Confirmations:  15 August 2021                       

Start Date: 15 September 2021



Global CO-Chairs:

Humaira Nakhuda (Toronto/Canada) & Nikita Boston-Fisher (Montreal/Canada)

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Immediate Past Global Chairs:

Sara Rodgers (London/United Kingdom, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Erika Bro (Sydney/Australia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Founder and Faculty Adviser:

Hope Corbin (Bellingham/USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)