The mentoring networks at KU provide a forum for individuals to share their knowledge and life experiences with other Jayhawks.
KU Mentoring+ is coordinated by the KU Alumni Association in partnership with the School of Business, School of Engineering, School & Architecture & Design, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
What is KU Mentoring+?
KU Mentoring was launched in 2018 and since that time nearly 9,000 Jayhawks have joined the community.
As we continue to add opportunities and resources for you to connect, we are excited to announce more than a dozen new career and affinity groups that you can join to build community with alumni and students who share your interests and identities.
Check out our new groups and be among the first to join. You’ll need to create an account and log in to view the groups. Once you’re logged in, choose “Groups” and then “All Groups” to see all the options.
If you are interested in volunteering for these groups, check out our Volunteer page.
While mentoring is the bedrock of the platform, users also network, look for jobs, join groups, post and answer discussion questions and learn about professional development opportunities.
To better communicate these opportunities to alumni worldwide, KU Mentoring is now KU Mentoring+, the home of Jayhawk mentoring, career connections and communities.
Who can use KU Mentoring+?
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.
Non-alumni mentors are welcome. If there is a known connection to the University of Kansas, requests to join will be approved.
If there is not a known or visible connection, non-alumni mentors will be contacted for more information.
We accept mentors from all career and experience levels. Our program includes mentors in the local Lawrence/Kansas City area, across the region, and around the world.
We welcome e-mentoring over email, phone, video chat, text message, or social media.
KU Mentoring+ Affinity Groups
- Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Jayhawks
- Exploratory Pathways Students
- Jayhawks in Advertising, PR & Marketing
- Jayhawks in Banking & Finance
- Jayhawks in Business
- Jayhawks in Design & Architecture
- Jayhawks in Entrepreneurship
- Jayhawks in Government
- Jayhawks in Higher Education
- Jayhawks in Journalism & Media
- Jayhawks in Movies, TV & Music
- Jayhawks in Nonprofit
- Jayhawks in Performing & Fine Arts
- Jayhawks in Professional Selling
- Jayhawks in Sport
- Jayhawks in Tech
- Jewish Jayhawks
- KU Alumni Volunteers
- KU Black Alumni Network
- KU Edwards IMC Graduate Program Alumni
- KU Staff Senate Mentor Program
- KU Student Senate
- KU Women Engineers Network
- Latinx & Hispanic KU Community
- LGBTQIA+ Jayhawks
- MPA Network for MPA Students & Alumni
- Occupational Therapy Networking Group
- SELF Program Fellows and Alumni
- University Honors Program
KU Connect, also known as “flash mentoring” is a collection of alumni and professionals in the mentoring platform. Students can select the KU Connect tab to connect with individuals with relevant interests and experience.
This program allows mentors and mentees to meet for a one-time, 30-minute session via email or in person to discuss specific career and/or industry topics.
National Mentoring Month
January is National Mentoring Month, and we celebrate by highlighting Jayhawk mentors throughout the entire month. Hear from alumni about what mentorship means to them, how mentors have helped them and their advice for students and young alumni. Find Jayhawks willing to connect and help you on your journey!
Discussion threads are available to registered users in the KU Mentoring+ platform. Questions can be posted by any member of the platform; however, questions may or may not be approved at the discretion of the platform’s administrator.
The discussion section is a great place to ask general questions. Recent examples include questions about a specific industry or employer, as well as general questions about how to interact with potential employers at a career fair.
Under the resources section of the KU Mentoring+ platform, users can find mentoring guides and other resources. The mentoring guides section includes documents to assist mentors, such as a mentorship worksheet, goals worksheets, and a mentor handbook.
The resources section contains helpful articles about setting goals and making the most of your mentorship.
To access the KU Mentoring+ resources, visit mentoring.ku.edu and click “Join Now.” Complete your online profile and then click on “Discussion” or “Resources” at the top of the page.
Contact us for more info
Director of Jayhawk Career Network