Become a mentor

Springboard is redefining education for the 21st century through world-class online learning combined with high-touch, human support throughout the student lifecycle: dedicated student advisors, career coaches, and industry-expert mentors. 

We've helped thousands of learners revamp their careers and we're just getting started. Our mentor community - the biggest strength of our programs - comprises experts from the best organizations in the world like Uber, McKinsey, and Disney.

Apply to be a mentor

"I mentor with Springboard because it’s a revolutionary idea and I like working with a company that is disrupting the education industry."

Eric Dorf

UX Design Mentor

Join 600+ other mentors impacting student's lives

Our world-class mentors work at top companies. Only 1 in 12 applicants make the cut.

What our mentors say

"Mentoring with Springboard is hands-down the most fulfilling experience of my professional career."

Srdjan Santic

Data Science Mentor

Why become a mentor?

It keeps your technical, leadership, and communication skills sharp.

Our mentors consistently rate Springboard as a positive experience. We have a world class net promoter score (NPS) of over 75 and a retention rate of 97%.

You have a significant impact in the careers of your mentees.

It's a flexible way to earn an honorarium in your free time. 

Onboard to the Springboard platform

Become familiar with the curriculum, take our training course to improve your mentoring skills, and get matched with your first students


How mentoring works

Write to us at and we'll be in touch!

Not ready to mentor yet? 

Sign up for free updates about mentoring and be the first to know about upcoming mentorship opportunities

Join Springboard to help our students bridge the 21st-century skills gap. 

Our mentorship program

Mentor benefits

Mentor Community

Data Science Career Track

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Help students build ML models to predict business outcomes.

Join the movement!

We're currently hiring mentors for these courses:

Recognition program

Rise: Data and Design Summit

You'll  become part of an active Slack community of more than 600 industry experts from more than 40 countries.

In addition to the satisfaction of helping your student find a new job, we offer bonuses for student course completion, job placements, and top performing mentors.

Every year we organize an annual in-person conference dedicated to mentorship and online learning.

Application process

Here's what to expect when applying to become a mentor: 

Showcase your experience, technical ability and interest on your application.

If selected, we'll schedule a video interview. We test for skill, communication and passion for the field.

Video interview

Fill out the application

Final review

Our team then conducts a final review, evaluating your performance and our current student needs.



Give back

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Help analyze business problems and present actionable insights.

Software Engineering Career Track

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Help build powerful web apps using React, Node and Express.

UX Career Track

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Help understand your users to create products they love.

UI/UX Design Career Track

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Help design products that are useful and beautiful.

Got any more questions about Springboard mentorship?

Meet with your mentees weekly for 30 min

During the calls with each of your mentees, you can help them with the course curriculum, share tips about your industry, and guide them on their path to a career change


Review projects

Outside of the weekly calls, you can expect to spend about 15-20 minutes per student reviewing project work.


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