We hope not. Wait. What? Yeah, you read that right. The purpose of our mentorship program is to connect undergraduates with someone who will provide them a new perspective and challenge them to grow.
Through our years of research, we've found that matching someone with a clone of themselves does not contribute effectively to their growth, if at all. Quite frankly, these matches are the quickest to fall apart because the other person doesn't bring something new to keep the relationship interesting. It often feels like you're talking to yourself.
While we believe that a mentee who's different can provide the best opportunity for both of you to grow, we still try to provide a few attributes in common such as industry, location, bio-demographics (gender & race) and affinity (Military, LGBT+, etc).