How to Find a Match

Georgia Pascoe
Georgia Pascoe
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This article will provide instructions and advice on how to Find a Match using the Self Match feature.

If you do not have 'Find a Match' on your left-hand side navigation, either reach out to your Program Coordinator to see if this is available for your program. Otherwise, you will be assigned a match by your Program Coordinator. 

Search for a Mentor or Mentee

  1. Click on the Find a Match page on the left navigation.

  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. Natalie, (a mentee) wants to connect with Claire (a mentor):

Using the self-match feature with Mentorloop means your requested connection can view your profile if they’re looking for more detail!

Match Requests

  1. Click on the Matching Requests page
  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

Viewing your match's profile

  1. To see the full biography of your mentoring match, first ensure you're within the relevant mentoring loop
  2. You can then simply click their name or avatar, which will display their profile in the sidebar

VIDEO: Finding a match

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