FAQ for Mentees

What is mentoring?

  • Mentoring can be very broad, but essentially it is the pairing of two individuals who can learn from one another. A mentor is meant to challenge you, teach you, and broaden your perspectives and opinions, and this program in particular focuses on career development.

What is this program about?

  • At its heart, this program acts as a way to connect you, the student, with a mentor in a career field that interests you. Each student who is selected to become a mentee is matched one-on-one with a mentor and from there the student and mentor can get to know one another. This program is only open to undergraduate students in the School of Business. If you have questions are your eligibility, please email the Program Coordinator. 

I have never participated in a program like this before and have no idea how to be a mentee. Will there be activities or resources to guide me? 

  • Yes! This program requires all student mentees to go through an orientation session with the Program Coordinator. At this session, you will learn more about professional business communication, program expectations, and guidance on how to start the conversation with your mentor. Our program also offers a mentee handbook that includes guidelines about time commitments, conversation starters, and tips on activities/topics to discuss with your mentor, as well as other resources you can utilize to ensure that you and your mentor have a great relationship.

How long am I paired with my mentor?

  • Each pairing is formally matched up on a rolling basis and are usually matched through the academic year. Informally, you and your mentor can continue your relationship as long as you both feel the mentoring is beneficial! Student mentees are welcome to have multiple mentors.  

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For questions, please contact: 

Ashley Nance, Program Coordinator

1130 Capitol Federal Hall | 1654 Naismith Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045

akruger1@ku.edu | 785-864-5590 

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