The Matching Process

You can specify particular issues for which you are seeking a mentor, and/or you can request someone for generalized guidance. Based upon your request, APSA staff will match you with the mentor who best reflects your mentoring needs.

APSA will provide you with a mentor who matches your criteria (from the pool of):

  • Generalized mentors who will be prepared to address a wide variety of concerns and questions from mentees on a continuing basis. The nature of the mentoring will vary from case to case, or
  • Specialized mentors who have experience dealing with specific areas or concerns in the profession and discipline and who have indicated a willingness to mentor in these areas.
You contact the APSA Mentor by email:
  • When you receive your mentor's name and contact information, it is up to you to take the initiative to contact the mentor with your question(s).
  • Mentors are volunteers and have agreed to respond to your contact.