I am a college student looking for a mentor and I am not sure how I should go about doing it. I want to post this question but I do not know where to post it or even if this is the right forum for this question.

  • A minor nitpick: The SO/SE network of sites is made up of Q&A sites and not forums. An important difference regarding the content that will fit on the various sites.
    – Bart
    Oct 2, 2012 at 21:44
  • @Bart, so is my question more for a forum? If so, do you have any suggestions for where to post it? Oct 2, 2012 at 21:47
  • No, that's not what I meant and I honestly can't suggest anything beyond what @blahdiblah has already stated. You just used the word "forum" in your question. That's all I was hinting at in my off-topic remark.
    – Bart
    Oct 2, 2012 at 21:49
  • Hi Emily! Welcome to Stack Overflow. As Some Helpful Commenter has pointed out below, there are a number of sites in the Stack Exchange network that might suit your needs. I hope you take a few moments to check them out, they're good sites with the same values as Stack Overflow. :)
    – Aarthi
    Oct 2, 2012 at 23:38
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    Maybe in chat somewhere?
    – Zoredache
    Oct 3, 2012 at 7:47

2 Answers 2


This is not the place.

I'd recommend finding a local hackerspace or asking your professors if they have any advice about where/how to look.

  • Thank you, I will take my question elsewhere :D Oct 2, 2012 at 21:50
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    Technically, this answer is incorrect. She was wondering which site might be best for her to ask a question about mentorship. Telling her that she should ask in Analog Life is good advice, but also ignores the number of other sites (Academia, The Workplace, etc.) where she could ask her questions. Just a little nitpick. :)
    – Aarthi
    Oct 2, 2012 at 23:36

If you were a graduate student I'd recommend academia.stackexchange.com since they do have 6 questions tagged mentoring.

If your were an entrepreneur I'd recommend answers.onstartups which has 20 questions tagged mentor

If you were looking for mentoring in the workplace I'd suggest workplace.stackexchange.com but they don't have any mentoring questions yet.

That said before asking a question on any of these be sure to visit the the site faq to make sure that you are in the right place before you do post.


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