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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Commission on the Status of Women

Mentor Match

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/csw/mentormatch.html

Mentor Match

Mentor: "a wise and trusted counselor" (retrieved July 24, 2007 from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mentor)

Mentor: "a person who looks after, advises, protects, or takes a special interest in another's development" (Sands, Parson, & Duane, 1991, p.175)

Project Description:

Welcome to Mentor Match, a voluntary project intended to help new female employees transition into their new roles and environment by offering them a way to find other women on campus who are interested in volunteering as mentors. The premise of Mentor Match is that helping relationships are more reciprocally satisfying when mentees choose their own mentors, and when mentors serve voluntarily rather than for compensation or as a job assignment (Ragins, Cotton, & Miller, 2000).