The Extra Edge for ACM Members
– MentorNet Matching
Have you ever asked yourself:
• What's it like to work in industry?
• What is graduate school like, and is it for me?
• How do I manage a career and a life?
Check out MentorNet!
ACM partners with MentorNet to promote e-mentoring between students
• As protégés, students gain invaluable career advice, encouragement and
• As mentors, professionals lend expertise to help educate and inspire
Protégés are matched in one-on-one email relationships with mentors—from
industry, academia, and government—who have applicable experience in
relevant technology, engineering, and scientific fields.
Mentors, Protégés help each other:
“My mentor, Brian Kernighan, helped
me navigate graduate school. Having
learned the value of mentoring, I became
a mentor myself...”
— Mary Fernandez,
Principal Technical Staff Member,
ATT Labs - Research
“I am fortunate to have a mentor who
spends his time in not only answering
my questions, but also in directing my
— Emeka (Chukwuemeka
Nwankwo), student at Nnamdi
Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria
Who can be a protégé?
ACM Members who are Undergraduates, Graduates, Post-Doctoral students, or Untenured Faculty.
Who can mentor?
ACM Professional Members
How does the E-Mentoring Program Work?
1. Register in the MentorNet Community by providing
your name, valid email address, and username and
password. MentorNet Community Registration form at
2. Sign in and click on the appropriate Find a Mentor or
Be a Mentor button.
3. The official e-mentoring relationship lasts approximately 8 months.