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Student Spotlight: Shaohuan Hu

Name: Shaohuan Hu Country of Citizenship: China AAP Program: AAP3; Progressed Major: Biology Why did you choose to study abroad?  I think the academic education for biology is better in the U.S. than in China. It's more developed. Also, there is more freedom in choosing your courses that you are interested in. What was your first year like... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Shaohuan Hu
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Meet the Team: Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis is our career accelerator program (CAP) advisor. She holds a Master's in Higher Education from Louisiana State University (LSU). While a graduate student, she worked as a teaching assistant for Strategic Career Development and as a graduate assistant on the Job Search team at the Louisiana State University Olinde Career Center. After graduating in 2016, she... Continue reading Meet the Team: Rachel Davis
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High-Achieving AAP Students Gain Acceptance into Prestigious Honors Program

The KU Honors program is one of the oldest and most prestigious public university honors programs in the country. Students have an array of honors courses to choose from, a dedicated advising team, and numerous events and activities to help students grow and develop as scholars. The Honors program is located across from the residence... Continue reading High-Achieving AAP Students Gain Acceptance into Prestigious Honors Program
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Student Spotlight: Abdullah Abdlelah

Meet one of our progressed AAP students to learn more about his first year and a half at KU:   Name: Abdullah Abdlelah Country of Citizenship: Iraq, but resides in the UAE AAP Program: AAP3; Progressed Major: Petroleum Engineering Why did you choose KU? When it came time to decide where to go to college, my... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Abdullah Abdlelah
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The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas

On January 4th, our new Jayhawks arrived on campus to move into their new homes on Daisy Hill. Students arrived from China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India.  Orientation leaders helped the students move into their rooms with a linen pack of necessities and guided them around their room to make sure... Continue reading The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas
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Meet the Team: Harry Swartz

Harry Swartz is one of our Student Services Advisors. He holds a Master's degree in Spanish Literature and Bachelor's of Science in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Kansas. As a Student Services Advisor, Harry provides one on one advising for students, helps coordinate the new student orientation, and partners with departments on... Continue reading Meet the Team: Harry Swartz
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Student Service Advisors Engage with Students through Instruction

On a warm, but not overly hot, day on August 22, the steam whistle blew signaling the first day of the fall semester. This also signaled the first day for the KUAAP student service advisors (SSAs) to meet their new students in their Live, Learn, Grow seminar (known at KU as UNIV) that they will... Continue reading Student Service Advisors Engage with Students through Instruction
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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
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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
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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