Now that you have successfully registered for the program, the next step along your mentorship journey is to get matched. You've put some time and thought into your responses, so don't miss out on finding the right match!
We will split this guide into three sections, so feel free to skip ahead to the section most relevant to you:
- Finding a Matching as a Mentee
- Finding a Matching as a Mentor
- Finding a Peer Matching (if applicable)
Note: this matching guide is specific to Evergreen Auto-Matching programs, if you're not sure which program format your organization is using, please reach out to your admin team to confirm. Curious about the differences? Check out our article here.
Once your admin team turns on matching, you will receive an email to let you know that we've found you a Mentor. This email will look something like this:
To get started, click on the Approve Match button. Once you log in to the platform, you will be taken to the recommended Mentor's profile where you can view key information such as their Bio, Goals, Skills, and more! Click on the Confirm & Book Intro Session button to continue with the recommended Mentor:
Note: If you would like to Browse All Mentors instead, you can refer to this guide on How to Find a Matching as a Mentee.
From here, you can select what kind of commitment you'd like to set with your Mentor, the number of sessions you would like to begin with, and add a note to introduce yourself. Click the Confirm button when you are ready to match:
That's all to it, you're now matched and off to a great start! Now that you're matched with your Mentor, you can begin scheduling immediately!
As a Mentor, your profile will be shared with the most compatible Mentees based on the program algorithm once your admin team has turned on matching. Once a Mentee approves the recommendation, you will be matched instantly!
Once you have been matched, you will receive an email that looks a little like this:
Note: In some cases, program admins can also allow for Reverse Mentorship/Mentor-led Matches. In this case, you would be able to request a mentee to begin your mentorship journey. The process of requesting a mentee mirrors the same steps as a mentee requesting a mentor. For information on how to make requests, please follow the same steps, beginning from the Directory, Finding a Matching as a Mentee.
If your organization has enabled Peer to Peer Matching for your program, you will also have the option to participate in a peer relationship instead of only traditional mentoring relationships.
Curious about what Peer Matching is? For more information, check out our article here: What is Peer Mentorship?
Finding a Peer to match with is very similar to the steps required from a mentee looking for a mentor, however, you will need to ensure you're registered as a Peer within your program in addition to your role as a mentee and/or mentor.
Once you have confirmed you're registered as a Peer, you will receive an email from the program to kick off the matching process. When matching begins, you can begin searching for other peers to request. You can refer to this guide on How to Find a Matching as a Peer.
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