Share Your Experience and Make a Difference
What it Takes to be a Mentor
- The desire to share knowledge and experience with a student in the United States or a developing country.
- Participate in a two-hour online mentor training course before your first mentoring session.
- GMI provides everything you need to guide your mentee. You don’t need to be an expert, just follow the GMI Mentor Guide and add your own personal experience.
- Meet with your mentee via teleconference for one hour, for 14 sessions and provide follow-up coaching as needed.
Mentor Screening Process
- Mentor candidates will complete the online application (below), a brief follow-up phone interview and pass a criminal background check independently conducted through Sterling Volunteers.
- Mentor candidates should be at least 25 years old and have a BA/BS in their chosen field.
- Mentors candidates agree to a six-month commitment for the mentoring relationship.
- Mentors can be sponsored through a business, industry association, or apply independently. If you are applying as an independent mentor, GMI requests that you cover the $17 expense for completing the criminal background check.