As a KMP mentor, upper division students will have the opportunity to positively impact two mentees. Mentors will assist their mentees in getting acquainted with Krannert and Purdue and help set them on a path for success. During the fall semester mentors will take MGMT 395, a two-credit 16-week course in which mentors learn about and develop the qualities of an effective mentor and leader. Classes will take place once a week every other week for a total of 8 classes with the following week being an "activity" week.
The KMP is a selective program and interested students need to apply.
A committee of faculty, staff, and students select mentors who:
- Are in good academic standing
- Will be a junior or senior in the upcoming fall semester
- Are actively involved in the Krannert and Purdue community
- Are considered good citizens and role models by their peers, faculty, and advisors
- Want to positively impact a first-year student’s Krannert experience
- Have a strong desire to Pay It Forward
- Can commit to the time requirement of the program
Top 10 qualities of a KMP Mentor:
- Open-minded and humble
- Invested and reliable
- Supportive and biggest cheerleader
- Passionate, empathetic, patient
- Challenging and empowering
- Experienced and knowledgeable
- Welcoming and approachable
- Good listener and communicator
- Keeps it real
- Good role model, leads by example
Applications are accepted in late Fall for the following year's program.
Questions about the KMP can be directed to Director of Personal & Professional Development, Sharlee Lyons