Mentor Match Program

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Mentor Match Program

The Mentoring Committee coordinates Mentor Match, a nine-month program to connect early-career academic staff members to the wider network of academic staff and the UW-Madison community.

Mentors and mentees are matched in early fall of each year. Academic staff members should watch for an e-mail invitation to participate and a signup link on this webpage. In some cases, matches can be made throughout the year. Please contact the committee chair for more information.

Annual Kickoff Event

The 2019-2020 Mentor Match program will kick off in early fall 2019. Watch for more information.


Mentors are needed for the 2019-2020 academic year! If you have six or more years of experience at UW-Madison, please consider applying.

People who make good mentors spot the potential in others, are resourceful guides, display patience and tolerance, give encouragement and see the big picture in situations. Please consider volunteering for an academic year mentoring commitment (approximately 1-2 hours per month). You will be matched with a mentee based on your experience and interests, and the Mentoring Committee will provide you with resources to support your service.


UW-Madison academic staff members with two-to-five years of employment at UW-Madison are eligible to apply to the program as mentees. Successful mentoring relationships start with mentees who are goal oriented, seek challenges, take initiative, show eagerness to learn and take personal responsibility. Mentees drive the relationship with their mentor, therefore you should have a clear sense of what you hope to accomplish through the Mentor Match program. You will be matched with a mentor based on your goals and interests.

Mentoring Resources

While Mentor Match serves academic staff only, several units on campus offer mentoring programs to faculty, staff and students, including:

This list is not all inclusive. Please contact us to have your mentoring program listed on this website.

Additionally, all UW-Madison employees are welcome to join the committee’s LinkedIn group to read relevant articles and participate in timely discussions about mentoring.