About the program
Our ASCLS Mentor Match program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool, helps you find, connect, and share experiences with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world.
The goal of the ASCLS mentorship program is to create a supportive environment that fosters a feeling of belonging and value as a member of the ASCLS community. Students, new professionals, and new members will develop meaningful relationships with mentors to promote personal and professional growth within ASCLS and beyond.
Mentors and mentees are paired up one-on-one and are free to discuss any goals or challenges the mentee wishes to work toward. In addition, supplemental information on everything from the history of ASCLS to how to plan a state meeting is provided to the pairs to further enhance discussion.
Mentors should be active ASCLS professional members and have at least five years of membership within the organization. To qualify as a mentee, applicants should be ASCLS members in the Developing or Ascending Professional category or a new member/ new professional that has been in the organization for less than five years.
Mentor/Mentee pairs need to establish a positive, professional relationship with each other by establishing mutual trust and respect and maintaining regular interaction and consistent support. The Mentorship Committee requests you make contact with your mentor/mentee at least once a month using some form of communication medium that is determined by the mentor/mentee pair.
The formal program spans one year and after the program the pairs are encouraged to remain in contact. Mentors can sign up to be part of the program again and mentees are able to reapply as mentors themselves once they meet the mentor requirements.