University of Kansas Blog

Life at KU, KU Academic Accelerator

KUAAP Welcomed New Jayhawks for the Fall Semester: Orientation Recap

The KUAAP staff were excited to greet new students as they arrived in waves beginning on August 8 and dived into a 10 day KU international new student orientation. We welcomed more than 130 students for the fall semester from ten countries: China, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Haiti, South Korea, India, Colombia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Starting... Continue reading KUAAP Welcomed New Jayhawks for the Fall Semester: Orientation Recap
Life at KU, KU Academic Accelerator

The New Peer Mentorship Program Kicks Off This Fall

A new student-focused initiative is being launched this fall. A Peer Mentorship program that’s purpose is to provide new students with support from the moment they arrive on campus, during new student orientation, and throughout the entire first semester at KU. The Peer Mentors are a team of KUAAP Alumni who want to share their... Continue reading The New Peer Mentorship Program Kicks Off This Fall
American Culture, Life at KU

What International Students Find Surprising About the USA

Welcome to the USA, the land of the 50 states and countless surprises. Maybe you’ve read what an Indian international student found surprising about studying in the USA. It’s a really interesting perspective on how things are different in Pittsburgh compared to Mumbai. Here are some things we’ve noticed that international students are surprised about... Continue reading What International Students Find Surprising About the USA
Life at KU

2016 Familiarization Trip (in Pictures)

On May 9th, the University of Kansas welcomed over thirty education professionals from China. The day included welcome baskets (pictured above!), tours of the School of Engineering and the School of Business's (brand new) Capitol Federal Hall building, and concluded with dinner at the Eldridge Hotel and time on Mass Street.   Here, our visitors take a... Continue reading 2016 Familiarization Trip (in Pictures)
Life at KU

Understanding KU’s #12 Nationally Ranked Petroleum Engineering Program

Famous football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning isn't everything...it's the only thing", and as evidenced by the recent U.S. News & World Report release, KU's newly ranked Petroleum Engineering Program could feel the same way; and at #12 in the country, KU's Petroleum Engineering program may be the school's best kept secret. Also, with a new $82... Continue reading Understanding KU’s #12 Nationally Ranked Petroleum Engineering Program
College Tips, KU Academic Accelerator

Catching up with CAP – A Lesson on LinkedIn

At this week’s CAP meeting, students built profiles on LinkedIn, a professional social media platform. LinkedIn is a tool we have mentioned in previous posts, but this session gave students an introduction to building a good profile. Having a LinkedIn profile is a major key to success in any job or internship search. During the CAP session,... Continue reading Catching up with CAP – A Lesson on LinkedIn
Life at KU

Leadership and Involvement Opportunity: Student Senate

As an international student, you probably don’t have United States citizenship and won’t be able to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November. However, democracy is an essential part of America and with the upcoming Student Senate elections, you can still have a chance to participate in the democratic process. As a student at the... Continue reading Leadership and Involvement Opportunity: Student Senate
College Tips

Career Fair: Three Things You Need to Know

In the last Career Advancement Meeting, students prepared to attend the University Career Fair and the Engineering Career Fair. Attending the University Career Fair is a great way for students to learn more about organizations and meet professionals in the industries they would like to work. Meeting recruiters at a career fair is a good first... Continue reading Career Fair: Three Things You Need to Know