MSP Alumni and Mentorship Network
Since its inception in the early 1990s, MSP has supported hundreds of students to achieve their academic and professional goals. A new and exciting development in the program starting in January 2019, consists of a collaboration between MSP and the Alumni Center to connect the vast network of MSP alumni with current KU students. By creating a profile in the KU Alumni Mentoring Network, current students are able to search and choose alumni and mentors in similar fields for professional development and guidance. See below for more information on the mentorship program, how to apply, and a testimonial on the value of MSP mentorship from an MSP alumnus.
KU Alumni Mentoring is designed to connect Jayhawks with volunteer mentors for professional and personal development. Students can search for a mentor, while alumni are invited to serve as mentors or find a mentor. The KU Alumni Mentoring hub is for any student, alumni, parent, faculty or staff who have interests inside or outside of the School of Business and School of Engineering. In this program, you will find users with varying backgrounds and interests. Students and alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, J-School, Architecture & Design, School of Medicine, School of Education, School of Law, pre-business and pre-journalism will find this hub especially useful.
All KU Alumni and students are welcome to participate!
"As an undergraduate, the Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) provided me with a community of diverse students and a great mentor. I met my graduate advisor during a lunch that the MSP hosted. In May 2011, I spoke about my upcoming trip to Kenya to study Swahili and my passion for community health. Another MSP program director, Dr. Steve Fawcett, approached me about an opportunity to apply for an internship at the Center for Community Health and Development—a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre—after my trip to Kenya. After completing my internship from 2011 to 2012, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya again to intern for the WHO in the summer of 2012. Afterward, I decided to join the Center for Community Health and Development where I worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and also received my Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology and my Masters in Public Health in May 2017." ~ Ithar Hassaballa, MSP Alumnus and PhD in Behavioral Psychology