Question

As a mentor or mentee, you want to have a better understanding of mentorship requests. How does the system handle these request types so that mentors and mentees can connect?

Answer

Offer to mentor request life-cycle

Here's how the process works for offers to mentor:

  1. A sender sends an Offer to mentor to a potential mentee. At this point, the request has a Pending status and shows in the receiver's Received list on their My Mentorship Requests page.

  2. The receiver accepts or dismisses the request.

    If dismissed, the request takes a Dismissed status. The request remains in the receiver's Received list, from which they can still accept the request later.

    If the receiver either books a session on the sender's profile or sends a Session request, the request takes an Accepted status. Sending a Session request begins a separate request life-cycle, as outlined next.

Session request life-cycle

Here's how the process works for requests to be mentored:

  1. A sender sends a Session request to a potential mentor. At this point, the request has a Pending status and shows in the receiver's Received list on their My Mentorship Requests page.

  2. The receiver accepts or dismisses the request.

    If dismissed, the request takes a Dismissed status. The requests remains in the receiver's Received list, from which they can still accept the request later.

    If the receiver books a session, the request takes an Accepted status.

More info

If you dismiss a request, the sender is not notified of the dismissal. The requests remains in your Received list, and you can choose to accept the request later.

A sender is able to send multiple requests to a receiver, even if initial requests are still Pending. If a sender has sent multiple requests, all related requests (either Pending or Dismissed) take an Accepted status when one request is accepted.

See also

Check out these articles for more on how to request a mentor or offer to mentor:

You can also set up or join pre-scheduled mentorship sessions. Check out these articles for more:

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