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Welcome! Our American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Mentor Match program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool, helps you find, connect, and share experiences with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world. 

You can apply to our ASES Mentor Match program in four simple steps: 

1. START

Complete your ASES Online Community profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step 2. 

2. ENROLL

Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? We recommend mentoring relationships devote an hour a month to active mentoring time for a total of 6 months. 

Sign up: 

  •   Enroll as a Mentor
  •   Enroll as a Mentee


Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage, and start/end date. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. Keep in mind in order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program. 

(ASES membership and log-in required)

3. SEARCH

Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest below. When you decide someone could be a viable match,  please send them a Mentor/Mentee Request and wait for their response.

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • General Solar Knowledge
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Net Metering and Grid Connection
  • Off-grid
  • Commerical Solar Projects
  • Residential Solar Projects
  • Solar Cooking

  • Small Scale Solar
  • Passive Solar

  • Solar Electric Systems
  • Solar Water Heater Systems
  • Solar Rebates and Tax Incentives
  • Sustainable / Green Home Upgrades
  • Wind Energy


4. CONNECT

Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The Mentor Program Directory will do the work for you and populate the results. 

Next click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentor Match badge, which when clicked will allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results. 

Have any questions? Feel free to contact membership@ases.org. Also, don't forget to view our Mentor Match FAQs!

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