The Matching Process

Girls

It all starts with a fun quiz to discover which exciting careers may be right for you.

 

Once you’ve taken the quiz, create your own account with Cybermentor, and tell us about yourself. Be sure to ask your parents to give their consent – they will be automatically emailed an electronic consent form during the registration process. Then, the Cybermentor team gets to work finding you the right match based on your interests and preferences!

You can join anytime of the year. If you sign up between September and March, you’ll be matched as soon as a suitable mentor is available – usually within 2 weeks. If you sign up between April and August, you’ll be matched in September, for the start of the next mentoring season. Once you’re matched, you will communicate weekly via online chat with your own awesome mentor until the end of the school year, in June. 

You can contact Cybermentor at any time for an update on the status of your account.

While we do our very best to find exactly what you are looking for in a mentor, all of our mentors are excellent role models and you can learn a lot from a woman working in a career you hadn’t considered.

And you can sign up every year from grade 6 to 12. Just reactivate your account every year between August and September so we know to find you a new mentor for the upcoming season.

Mentors

Cybermentor will match you with a girl based on your expertise, common interests, hobbies, and preferences. Depending on the time of year, and where we are in the program cycle, you may receive a match immediately or you may have to wait until the next fall. Once you are matched, you will stay in communication with that girl until the end of the school year (June).

We make every effort to accommodate preferences and to match every mentor, but it depends on the pool of girls who have signed up, which means we can’t guarantee every mentor will be matched every season. But there are plenty of other ways you can help inspire girls in science and engineering