Become a Mentor

The following is a link to a short application form that is used to gather further information from potential mentors. We use this information to understand more about our mentors as well as to effectively match mentees with the right mentor.

Mentor FAQ

 What do mentors do? What are their responsibilities?

Mentors who volunteer are responsible for helping mentees reach their GMAT goals in a number of ways, including sharing experiences with the test, as well as the frameworks that brought success. Note that this is primarily a mentoring and supporting role, with a limited tutoring role. They are not expected to be able to describe the perfect method for answering any GMAT question at any time. Rather, they are expected to support their mentee in whatever way possible - sometimes through general assistance, while other times by walking them through the strategies to answering a specific question.

Who is “qualified” to be a mentor?
Our qualifications for mentorship are roughly as follows:

  1. Mentors must have studied for and taken the GMAT within the last three years.
  2. While there is no minimum score needed to become a mentor, most of our mentors’ average scores are 700+.
  3. The most important things a mentor must be able to provide are general guidance, support, and knowledge of resources.
  4. These requirements aren’t set in stone. We want our team of volunteers to include a diverse set of experiences, strengths, and talents. Everyone that is interested in volunteering as a mentor will be evaluated individually to determine their fit with our active mentees. 

How do I become a mentor?
Upon expressing your interest to become a mentor via our website, we will ask you to complete a survey (sent via email) that will help us to determine your fit as a mentor. Following this, one of our team members will reach out to you in order to get to know you a bit better, and share further details about the role and what expectations come with it.

Why should you be a mentor?
There are plenty of reasons! Here's a few:

  1. Being a GMAT Mentor is an incredibly rewarding thing to do! Helping people unlock doors for their education can be a powerful feeling.
  2. Mentors gain extracurricular experience for their resume and future applications to business schools or jobs.
  3. Being a mentor is also something that is fairly flexible. The nature of the relationship is dependent on each party’s schedule and the needs of the mentee. Typically, mentors spend ~30 minutes per 1-2 weeks for one mentee.
  4. Mentors can take one mentee, or as many mentees on as they’d like. We just ask that mentors stay with your current mentees until they have written their GMAT, or as they require your help.