Professional Mentoring Program
The College of Human Ecology Professional Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to learn from highly successful and experienced professionals by forging long-lasting, professional relationships. These individuals are alumni and friends of K-State who volunteer their time to help students prepare professionally and succeed in their chosen career.
The Professional Mentoring program is in the process of implementing a mentoring platform software. This new software will be used across Kansas State University and will is called WildcatLink. Access to join the WildcatLink community will be provided on this website on June 6, 2017 for potential mentors and mentees to be part of the program. As well, current mentors and mentees will need to build a profile on this new platform, as the mentoring program will be administered through WildcatLink. In the coming weeks, please e-mail the program directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have. We look forward to launching this new system to enhance the mentoring program!
Download the WildcatLink FAQ (pdf) to Learn More About The Platform
Interested in Becoming a Mentor?
We are fortunate in the College of Human Ecology to have successful and experienced professionals who volunteer their time to mentor students.
Mentoring can take as little as an hour of your time each month, yet it can have a great impact on students.
As a Mentor, you will be able to:
- Provide insight about the various careers within academic fields
- Guide students as they begin navigating the work world with resumes, interviewing skills and job hunting
- Coach students on professional communication, dress and demeanor
- Advise students on professional development within their discipline
- Connect students to others who can assist them in building their professional network
To apply to be a mentor, please complete the online mentor application. Mentors are accepted throughout the year.
Qualifications for Students
To become a student mentee, you must:
- Be a student in good academic standing, enrolled in a degree program in the College of Human Ecology
- Be at junior, senior or graduate student standing
- Have at least two semesters remaining prior to completing your degree program
- Attend a required mentoring orientation prior to participating in the program
- Submit an application to the director of the program
- Be able to commit at least one hour a month to the mentoring relationship
To apply to the Professional Mentoring Program, please complete the online mentee application.