Mentoring at the KU School of Business

KU Business students and alumni, as well as other professionals in a business field, can connect and expand their networks through two mentoring opportunities.

KU Business Mentoring Program

The KU Business Mentoring Program pairs current KU Business students with industry professionals of all ages and stages of their careers, in a formal, professional mentor/mentee relationship over the course of six months.

Facilitated by a program coordinator, students and mentors are carefully matched based on their career path, industry, career topic and more.

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KU Connect

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.

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KU Business Mentoring Program

Timeline: November–May

Who can serve as a mentor? KU Business alumni or professionals working in a business-related field.

Who can join as a mentee? Students with at least six months remaining before graduation.

How to join: Students and mentors must sign up by October 8, 2024, to participate.

Program structure

  • Orientation: Program coordinator hosts an orientation session before matching to understand mentor preferences.
  • Mentor selection: Students choose mentors based on criteria focused on career and industry interests.
  • Formal introductions: After selections, the program coordinator confirms matches and sets up a formal introduction, including next steps.
  • Guided experience: Each mentoring pair is guided through the program with a set of career milestones.
  • Completion: Mentees and mentors receive notifications when nearing the end of the program.


For questions, please email:
The University of Kansas
School of Business
Capitol Federal Hall, 1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence , Kansas 66045