Mentor Spotlight

Mentor Spotlight: Andrew Fillmore
We’re highlighting Jayhawks who serve as mentors to fellow alumni and students to celebrate National Mentoring Month.

Connect with Andrew on KU Mentoring+.


Andrew Fillmore is a digital marketer and project manager with experience across the non-profit, entertainment and digital spaces. His goal is to help storytellers find audiences more effectively using his digital marketing background, project management experience and passion for film and television. 


Andrew, j’12, was involved in a number of activities at the University of Kansas, including Student Union Activities, KU Info, and KU Homecoming. He worked as a social media coordinator for the KU Bookstore and held internships with the KU Edwards Campus and JNA Advertising.


Andrew moved to California after graduation. He is available to help students and young alumni with choosing a major, career and industry trends, internship and job search strategies and more.

What do you do at your job?

I work at Movember, a non-profit known for our supporters who grow moustaches to raise funds for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer during the month of November.


I work on the digital marketing team, developing email, push and digital campaigns to engage our fundraisers throughout the year and to help them raise awareness for men’s health.

What was a big turning point or achievement in your career?

I worked at YouTube Space LA, YouTube’s production studio, during its launch after graduating from KU in 2012. I managed its productions for more than six years.


The biggest achievement for me was managing a 7-hour global livestream event with One Direction in 2013 when they were probably the biggest band in the world (and there were still 5 of them). It was an extremely stressful day but once it started it was so rewarding when I could just sit back and enjoy the show. And also try to sneak a selfie with Harry Styles.

What is your favorite KU memory?

I have many fond memories during the four years I was involved with Student Union Activities on campus, where I planned countless movie screenings, concerts and other events.


A favorite memory was the Hawk Week Night on the Hill Concert in 2011, which I planned as the comedy and music coordinator. It felt like a culmination of my time in the organization and going into my senior year it was even more special. It was a small moment, but I curated a pump-up playlist for the crowd before the DJ went on, and to hear thousands of students singing along with my playlist gave me chills. I won’t ever forget it.

Need a mentor? Want to serve as a mentor? KU Mentoring+ is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of the University of Kansas. Professionals who are looking for opportunities to connect with KU and provide assistance to Jayhawks are also welcome. Learn more about KU Mentoring+.

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