Mentor Request Template
This is a sample template for you to use when contacting a potential mentor. Please tailor this letter to your specific needs.
Here are the main points you need to communicate in this email:
- Introduce yourself.
- State why you think he or she would be a good mentor.
- Explain your goals in the mentoring relationship.
- Request a Discovery Call to see if you have compatible goals.
- Thank the potential mentor for their time.
Dear [prospective mentor's name],
My name is [your name]. I am a [insert major or position] at [insert university or employer].
I found your profile on SLAS Mentor Match. Because of [insert interesting biographical information that makes you think this person would be a good mentor], I think you would be an excellent mentor.
I would like to learn more about [Insert topic, discipline, or field]. I would greatly appreciate you sharing this knowledge with me.
In the next [insert your desired length of relationship], I hope to accomplish the following [insert objectives]. I would be interested in meeting [insert how many times you would like to meet a month] over [insert desired platform].
If you are interested in this type of mentoring relationship, please let me know when you are available so we can set up a discovery call to see if we have similar goals. Thank you for investing your time in mentoring.
I look forward to hearing from you.