Requesting your mentoring match

Georgia Pascoe
Georgia Pascoe
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This article will provide instructions and advice on requesting a mentor or mentee.

To request a match via the platform:

  1. Navigate to Find New Matches

  2. You can filter your search by expertise, department, goals and more.

  3. Select the profile you wish to view and click 'Connect'.


There are 4 key points to remember when reaching out:

  1. Introduce yourself with a brief summary.

  2. Let them know why you’ve chosen them for a match. Aim to make your reasons relatable to your mentor's experiences.

  3. Outline what you’re hoping to achieve in the mentoring relationship.

  4. Keep it short and snappy.

Let’s look at a quick example. Sophia (a mentee) is wanting to connect with Megan (a mentor):

Using the Find New Matches feature with Mentorloop means your requested connection can view your profile if they’re looking for more detail!

How to decline a request from another participant:

  1. Navigate to Pending Requests
  2. Search for the request you would like to decline and include your reasoning
  3. You have the option to add an additional message
  4. Confirm, this will update the requester and inform them of the request outcome

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