- How long is KMP?
- How can I become a mentor?
- How and when are mentors chosen?
- What selection criteria does the selection committee use?
- What does KMP require in terms of time commitment?
- Is the MGMT 390 course required?
- If I was a mentor in a prior year, can I apply to be a mentor again?
- If I get selected for KMP a second time, do I have to take the MGMT 390 course again?
- How many mentees does a mentor have?
- How many mentors does a mentee have?
- When will I be able to meet my mentee(s)?
- What is the role of the “mentor family”?
- Who do I contact if I have additional questions about KMP?
How long is KMP?
Formally, the program takes place from August to December. Informally, mentors and their mentees have continued their relationship well after the KMP has been completed.
How can I become a mentor?
Students interested in applying to be a mentor will complete an application at the beginning of the spring semester for the program that starts the following fall semester.
How and when are mentors chosen?
Mentors are selected by a committee composed of faculty, staff, past student mentors, and a Head Mentor. Mentors for the following fall semester are announced in March.
What selection criteria does the selection committee use?
The selection committee looks for students who:
- Have 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
What does KMP require in terms of time commitment?
The KMP requires mentors:
- To take a two-credit course 16-week course during the semester in which the program will take place.
- This course will meet every other week, on one day for 75 minutes.
- During activity weeks, mentors will have assignments to complete, which typically involves meeting with their mentees.
- To meet with their mentee(s) at least every other week.
- These interactions may involve mentors and mentees attending a function or event or may be simply meeting up for an informal conversation.
- Additional interactions or communications is strongly recommended. Many of our past mentors and mentees texted each other between face-to-face meetings.
- To attend a two-hour mentor kickoff training in April prior to the start of the program.
- To attend a two-hour mentor-mentee kickoff activity at the beginning of fall semester.
- To be willing to answer questions from incoming first-year students over the summer prior to the start of the program in the fall.
- To complete an end of program evaluation.
Is the MGMT 390 course required?
Yes, all mentors are required to take the MGMT 390 course.
If I was a mentor in a prior year, can I apply to be a mentor again?
Yes, previous mentors can reapply for the program. However, is no guarantee that a past mentor will be selected again for the program.
If I get selected for KMP a second time, do I have to take the MGMT 390 course again?
Yes, the MGMT 390 is a required component of the program. Past mentors who are selected to be mentors again may become head mentors and/or part of the KMP Leadership team. The head mentors leadership team provide guidance and act as role models to first-time mentors. They may serve on the mentoring selection committee for the next year. These leaders may also serve on an evaluation committee to further develop and strengthen the program.
How many mentees does a mentor have?
Each mentor is assigned two mentees.
How many mentors does a mentee have?
Each mentee will be assigned one mentor.
When will I be able to meet my mentee(s)?
Mentors will meet their mentees at the mentor-mentee kickoff event in August. Mentors may reach out to mentees via email or Skype prior to mentees arriving on campus.
What is the role of the “mentor family”?
Each mentor is paired up with a mentor family, who is a fellow mentor. The mentor family provides additional support for mentees when a mentor is unable to do so, and support for the fellow mentor. Mentor families also extend both mentees' and mentors’ professional and social networks.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions about KMP?
Questions about KMP can be directed to Director of Personal & Professional Developmet, Sharlee Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org