What to Expect

Mentors and mentees are accepted into the ANUW Mentoring Program on an annual basis and are expected to participate in their “matched pair” for a period of one year, typically running March – November. Each mentor-mentee pair will develop their own regular meeting schedule and are encouraged to meet at least once a month. They are also strongly encouraged to attend the program events (Breakfast Match Mixer, Chicago Meet and Greet, Summer Celebration Event, and Recognition and Appreciation Event) throughout the course of the program.

Application Process and Deadline

Each applicant must complete an online application which consists of why you want to be a mentor or mentee, your mentoring goals, and areas of expertise.

For more information regarding how to apply, please click here.

Selection Process

The ANUW Mentoring Program Committee reviews each application for eligibility. There is no limit of mentor or mentee participants in each annual application cycle. However, the amount of selected mentor/mentee pairings for each application cycle will be determined by the number of accepted applicants participating as mentors. This means that if mentee applicants out-number the available mentors, some mentees will not be able to participate and will need to wait for the next annual application cycle.

All applicants will be notified by email in early March of their status in the program.

Choosing a Mentor
After the application closes, Mentees will be provided a link to a webpage that will contain information about the participating mentors for the 2017 program. Mentees will have the opportunity to review each mentor application and submit their top three choices to the ANUW Mentoring Program Committee. Every effort will be made to accommodate the mentee’s desired choice, but it is not guaranteed.

Final pairing will be determined by the ANUW Mentoring Program Committee and will be based upon of a combination of the mentee’s desired choice, areas of interest as well as the mentor's corresponding expertise.

Program Requirements


Mentors and mentees will be expected to participate in full length of the program, typically February – November. Each mentor-mentee pair will develop their own regular meeting schedule and are encouraged to meet at least once a month. They are also strongly encouraged to attend the program events (opening kickoff session, meet your match session, mid-point sessions, closing session) throughout the course of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

The ANUW Mentoring Program is an initiative of the Association of Northwestern University Women (ANUW). Applications are for ANUW members only.

Mentee requirements:
Currently in a staff position at Northwestern University
Currently a member of ANUW

Mentor requirements:
Currently in a staff position at Northwestern University
Currently a member of ANUW
2-5 years professional experience
Employed for at least 1 year at Northwestern University

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