Engage in Mentoring

 

Engage in Mentoring

Welcome to GSA Connect’s Mentor Match! This tool is designed to enhance your professional development through a unique online career networking tool. Your mentor or mentee can be in your city or across the world! Follow the simple instructions below to get started today. For a brief overview of mentoring expectations, read our recommendations for success.

  START                                        

If you haven’t already, complete your GSA Connect profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date and add a recent profile picture. Be sure to include a bio or easily import your job history and education from LinkedIn. Having a completed profile is crucial to the success of matching. If you need any assistance completing your profile, check out the Getting Started Guide

  ENROLL                                       

    Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Sign up using the links below.

    When enrolling, you will make program selections to set your preferences. Some of these selections include: topics, specialties, career stage, and start/end date. In order to request a mentor or mentee you must enroll in the program through the links above.

      SEARCH                                       

    Now that you have enrolled, use the GSA Connect Mentor Match Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting topics of interest which include:

    • Tenure
    • Grants
    • Publishing
    • Leadership
    • Promotions

    By broadening your search parameters, you will increase the number of potential mentors and mentees that match your selections. You can also take some time to review the recommendations for success here.

     

      CONNECT                                    

    Congratulations! You have successfully enrolled in the Mentor Match Program. New mentors and mentees are joining every day, so we encourage you to do one or multiple searches. Once you find a member you’d like to mentor or be mentored by, click their name and the link will bring you to their profile page. Look around to see if they are a good match for you. If so, click on their Mentor ribbon right underneath their profile picture, when clicked you can request a connection. If it’s not a great match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results.


    NEED HELP? If you have any questions about the GSA Connect Mentor Match Program contact mentor@geron.org


    Mentor Match is supported by The Mentoring Effect, a special project of the GSA Innovation Fund.