A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
The Mentor Matching Engine is an online collaboration tool that links students and mentors anytime, anywhere – providing direct communication and structure for tracking of mentoring relationships at scale.
MME reduces the transaction costs and geographic barriers associated with traditional mentoring, which is difficult to manage, track, scale, and sustain. MME enhances the mentoring experience and facilitates deeper engagement through a discussion-based forum that can accommodate document sharing, video conferencing and multiple mentors/students/teachers.
Mentors that use MME are working STEM professionals, university faculty and students, and other field experts that want to give back and help shape the next generation of innovators. This year, we have a increased demand for social scientists and humanities experts.
Mentors commit to collaborating on a student project for up to one hour per week. The duration of a project varies – but is typically at least 8 weeks to allow for ample collaborating between mentor and student.
MME prioritizes student privacy and safety. Before being granted access to the platform, all mentors undergo a background check. This is integrated as part of their sign up process to use MME. Additionally, students and mentors are prevented from having any private communication. All communication is posted in the project for easy monitoring by teachers or company supervisors, and an email notification is sent each time a new post is made.