MentorNet Corporation & Agencies FAQ
How does my company partner with you?
Call us at 408.296.4405 x 0 and ask for Candice.
We will explain benefits, features, and sponsor level annual fees or how to work with us through corporate foundation grants.
I want to sell the decision maker on the program. What should I tell her in 1 minute:
MentorNet really works as 54,000 use cases shows. It produces incredible ROIs for costs to hire, speed to productivity, and everyone wins: mentors, protégés, companies, campuses and the professions. And it only takes fifteen minutes a week, by email, under the mentor’s control.
We have special goals for reaching particular majors or campuses. Can you help us?
We can custom-design our matching program and will work with your HR or campus outreach programs.
If you don’t see a campus on our list of current campuses, tell us and your fee can underwrite their program with no extra costs to you.
What happens after we reach a partnership agreement?
We will issue a News Release together
We exchange links on our websites
You assign a Rep who will advertise and shape the program within your organization and recruit mentors
Get your mentors excited
What are Rep responsibilities?
Post information about your company on our website
Use your company’s custom MentorNet dashboard to get to tools to launch the program
Use the dashboard to look in on live data on matches, participants, reports, demographics, survey results and tools for communicating with your mentors as they wish
Stay in touch with us at MentorNet and communicate issues
Learn about new features and tools as they roll out.
Invite us to present our programs on best mentoring practices or help launch the program.
Search the resume database and post jobs to our job board.
Contribute as you wish to the MentorNet newsletter
How have companies reaped the most benefits from working with MentorNet?
90% of our companies renew year after year. Over time, some have matched over 1000 mentors and used these relationships as the cornerstone of diversity hiring, intern recruitment, campus outreach and talent development for their own mentors.
How come you’re so sure about MentorNet’s success and effectiveness?
We are a data-driven research-based organization. We survey every mentor and protégé and collect demographic data on every participant (which we keep private and anonymous). As a non-profit, our work and rigorous reporting has been supported by the National Science Foundation.
I’ve heard about your Special Projects. What are they?
Here are just a few:
AT&T sponsored us to reach engineering students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
IBM sponsored us to reach engineering students at universities in Africa
The NSF sponsored us to develop a special e-mentoring social network exclusively for women of color in STEM
Texas Instruments, Rockwell Collins and others sponsored our Latinas in Computing mission.
3M, Land O Lakes and Medtronic sponsored us to develop Minnesota MentorNet, binding together the Minnesota State College and University system, private companies and high tech organizations for economic and workforce development in the state.
Texas Instruments sponsored MentorNet access for students at Texas campuses with large Hispanic populations
Intel Foundation promotes MentorNet in New Mexico, Arizona and Oregon.