Self Matching is a type of matching program that is driven by the mentee. Here is an overview of how this matching program works.
Mentor is invited to the program
Mentor completes the matching survey
Mentor is added to the pool of available mentors*
*The program is paused until 75% of invited mentors have been added to the pool of available mentors.
Mentee is invited to the program
Mentee completes the matching survey
Mentee is ready to be matched
Mentee is presented a curated list of possible mentors and the mentee can select up to three potential mentors from the list
Match emails are sent to the selected mentors
The first mentor to accept the match will enter into a mentoring partnership with the mentee
The other potential mentors are notified that the match is no longer available
If no mentors accept within 7 days, those matches are canceled and a new curated list is sent to the mentee.
More details on how Self Matching works here.