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The Basics

How do students connect with mentors?

When students indicate their preferences (industry, location, major, etc.), the software’s matching engine presents students with a list of mentors who match the students’ criteria. Students can then request to contact a potential mentor.

Why is the career fields list so broad?

We have deliberately limited the career field categories because too many choices can hamper the matching process. For instance, if the career fields were more extensive, then fewer advisors on average will match the criterion and show up on the "results" list of students. Please select the career field that is the closest match. There is also a Specific Career Field. In addition, you can always specify your occupation more clearly in your profile.

What if I forgot my username and password?

Select "forgot password" by the login button on the homepage. You will receive an email allowing you to reset your password.

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Are there any limits to the numbers of mentors I can have at one time?

You may have one mentor at a time.

What if the mentor isn't really the right "fit" for my needs?

Sometimes, regardless of the information provided, mentors and mentees don’t always "fit." If this happens, we suggest that you discuss your decision honestly and kindly with your mentor; thank them for their time, and then start a new mentor search.

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I've signed up as a mentor. Why haven't I been requested yet?

We are grateful for your willingness to help students in this way. After you register for this Mentoring program, it could take some time before you are matched with a student, since this is a student-driven program. If you are a young alumnus, you are able to search for and contact other mentors through this Mentoring program. Connections can be made through shared personal or professional interests.

What Types of Activities Can I Share with my Mentee?

  1. Invite them to accompany you to a business meeting, board meeting, or to sit in on a project team meeting.
  2. Arrange to have them shadow you for a day at your place of business.
  3. Take your mentee to a community event that your business in sponsoring.
  4. Invite them to attend a Chamber of Commerce event.
  5. Bring them along to a professional conference or educational event.

How much time will I need to invest as a Mentor?

We recommend that you and your mentee agree on a schedule that works best for both of you. The most important thing is to discuss your mutual expectations about time and communication at the start of your relationship. Keep in mind that mentoring doesn’t necessarily require large amounts of your time. While we do recommend conducting in-person meetings, even brief phone calls or e-mail exchanges with you can make a big difference to your mentees.