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June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I have mentored six or so students, most of them older foreign students. Unfortunately, only one was a woman --- and I'm proud to say she's doing wonderfully. Being a oldster (67) I feel my role is to help older students. There's a big difference between just out of undergraduate school and people returning in their 30, 40s and older. The mystifying thing is that the problems I encounter with students is the same regardless of age: they don't understand the academic game. That's the fun part for me --- helping them achieve their dreams.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being paired with interesting young people that I would have never known otherwise.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing others succeed

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

I have mentored several female science and engineering students through this program and have always found it to be a rewarding experience. The student-to-mentor matching is done and the overall program is very well organized. It provides a mentoring experience that I wish I had access to when I was a student.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my role as a mentor.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

The help I received from all my Mentornet mentors was instrumental in deciding which direction I should take in my career and their support helped me to perservere and finally get there.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

regular email contact with my mentors

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

I've had the opportunity to mentor eight students thus far. I like the ability to choose specific ethnicities to support, because I know that helping men and women like me, I can make a real difference because I have a better understanding of the cultural, linguistic, and educational challenges they may be facing. The biweekly mentoring suggestions provide great ideas for discussions and remind me to check in on my protege if I haven't heard from them in awhile. I have learned just as much from my proteges as they have learned from me, and it's great to hear from some of my past proteges to learn how they are doing and to share in their successes.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

conferences, where I've been able to meet some of the staff, and in the genuine thanks I've gotten from the students who I have helped.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how rewarding it is to make a difference in someone else's life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fabulous. They put in long hours and really work hard to make the mentoring match a success.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have an even greater reach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

Women are still greatly underrepresented in fields such as physics and engineering. Mentornet provides an invaluable service to women graduate students in these fields by matching them up with experienced mentors. Its not always possible for these students to find professional women in their fields to talk to. Mentornet makes this happen.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a mentor to women students and seeing them succeed.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

We have seen results from Mentornet and recieved comments back from young, diverse chemists about the need and access to any kind of mentoring. I highly support Mentornet's mission and expertise and focus on this important topic. We, as an organization, attempted a mentoring portion of our website, but found our resources spread to thin to really perform the connections and service well. Thank goodness for Mentornet. Keep up the good work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having a trusted organization I can send students and mentors too, when asked "but what can I do?"

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the focus on success for individuals. One person, scientist, at a time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand this kind of service to high school students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 1, 2008

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September 1, 2008

Excellent way for a busy person to help a student. I spent a few minutes a week emailing a student, answering their questions, developing a friendship, etc, and I was able to help somebody.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it takes little time to have a big impact.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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