Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Alumni News and News
What is One Day. One KU.?
On February 20, 2018, alumni and friends from all over the world will come together to support the University of Kansas during KU’s first 24-hour giving campaign, One Day. One KU. This historic fundraising event is the perfect opportunity to show your Jayhawk pride by supporting the KU programs and priorities most meaningful to you.
Why February 20?
On February 20, 1863, Kansas Governor Thomas Carney signed into law a bill locating the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The bill passed the state House of Representatives by just one vote, proving that one person can make a difference! That one vote started a chain of events that, over time, has led to the thriving, multi-campus center for research and learning we are today. While we now have campuses located throughout the state, we are still ONE KU. And together, we can achieve so much!
How can you help?
We already know that one person can make a difference. Our history proves that. Please consider supporting KU on Tuesday, February 20 during One Day. One KU. Your support helps us advance our mission and strengthen our programs.
Jayhawk Career Network
Your generous contribution to the KU Alumni Association during One Day. One KU. will help fund the Jayhawk Career Network, a comprehensive initiative to connect current KU students with alumni, and alumni with one another, in numerous professional fields. The Association has created a new position for a full-time staff member to lead these new programs:
KU Alumni Mentoring, an online mentorship platform
With the support of Chancellor Douglas Girod and Provost Neeli Bendapudi, the Association has invested in a new digital service to easily connect students and alumni for long-term and one-time mentorships. The platform will support both student-to-alumni mentorships and mentorships among fellow Jayahwk alumni.
The Association is launching KU Alumni Mentoring in collaboration with the KU schools of Architecture & Design, Business, Engineering and Journalism, as well as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the University Career Center.
Rock Chalk Connect events:
In key metropolitan areas, the Association and alumni volunteers will host programs to unite students with alumni experts in various industries. Successful Kansas City and Chicago events have focused on engineering, media and entrepreneurship, and the Association plans to offer Rock Chalk Connect programs in other communities with large Jayhawk alumni networks: Wichita, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Seattle, the San Francisco/Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Opportunities for shadowing, internships and post-graduation employment through direct relationships with KU alumni at corporations and firms in these key metropolitan areas—in coordination and partnership with the University Career Center.
With the ongoing support of Alumni Association members and contributors, the Jayhawk Career Network will help ensure the continued success of KU graduates.
Learn more on the Alumni Association’s One Day. One KU. page.