How Do I Make a Standout Mentor Profile?

Prospective mentees browse mentor profiles looking for someone they feel they would connect with or could learn from, so your profile must be put together with this in mind. Showcase yourself as equal parts professional and approachable, and be thorough with your details to assist mentees with their decision making.

Profile Picture

Start by uploading a profile picture, ideally a headshot that is in focus. You don’t need to pay a professional – you can ask a friend or a relative to snap a picture of you.

About Me Section

You have a maximum of 800 characters to work with, so essentially a long paragraph. Don’t be afraid to use them all if what you have to say is valuable and engaging. Include information about your experience, skills and/or qualifications, and make use of emojis too if that’s your thing 🕺🏻💃🏻! ! Other details that may be interesting to share – such as that you’re an avid science-fiction writer, or you grew up in Hong Kong, or you love tutoring – can also be included. Be authentic and showcase your personality.


Tertiary institutions are hubs for international students, and as well as needing help with their English, some mentees may find it beneficial if their mentor also speaks their native language. If you’ve grown up speaking Mandarin at home or speak French at a conversational level, add that to the languages section of your profile.


Fill in your availability. Be very precise, explaining the days and hours you are free (e.g. Tuesday – Friday, 5 pm – 8 pm).


Join as many relevant programs as you’d like to.

Note: Mentors could be Buddies,Supporters,Tutors or anyone who is offering support to students in their academic journey!