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Step 1: Profile
Mentors and mentees begin the process by completing a mentor or mentee profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a profile picture, expand on your bio and communicate what you're looking for in the mentor relationship. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching.
Step 2: Enroll
Once your profile is complete, you will need to enroll as a mentor or mentee. Make selections for each of the program demographics. Demographics include: topics, location, specialties, and career stage. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. Keep in mind, in order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.
Step 3: Search
Enrolled mentees will then need to search the Mentor directory by a variety of criteria, such as an area of expertise, type of job or area of interest or location. The mentoring system will display a list of available mentors who closely meet the mentee's preferences.
Step 4: Request
Next click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentor Match badge, which when clicked will allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results.
Step 5: Connect
After carefully reviewing the mentor profiles, the mentee will submit one request to the mentor of his/her choice. Once the connection is approved by staff, the mentor will receive a notification via email with a link that will allow him/her to log in to the system to access the mentee’s profile.