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Tools for Developing Mentor Contacts at Lint Center.

One of the Lint Center’s first scholarship recipients observed, “The Lint Center scholarship paid for my books last semester, but my Mentor offered insights which will stay with me for a lifetime”.


Lint Center offers many tools to meet Mentors.  Most can be completed from any location. Much of the program details can be found on the left side of the www.LintCenter.com website under the Mentor section. 

Mentoring Program

·        Description of Mentoring Program

·        How to Become a Mentor

·        Mentor Bios

·        Message from the Chairman

·        Roles and Characteristics of a Good Mentor

·        What does a Mentor Do/Not Do and Why Volunteer?

·        Gov Internships

Mentor Publications

·        Chronological listing of published works from Mentors, Scholarship Recipients, and LC Contributors


The mentor bios is a good place to explore.  http://www.LintCenter.com/BIOs.htm


Below list is tools listed in the priority of best gain for the mentee. These are some areas to get your name in front of mentors. Mentoring is a two way street. You cannot sit and wait for mentors to rush and help you. You must market yourself as someone who will gain from their time. The mentors are volunteers with many years of experience. They normally want to help someone who has the drive to be successful.  The winners of Lint Center Scholarship Program have shown a level of success.


The first area is the Yahoo email list server for the Lint Center Mentor Program. (LMP) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LintCenterMentorProgram/

See the webpage and sign up. If you are familiar with Yahoo Group system sign up through your account.  If you have problems you can send an email to LintCenterMentorProgram-subscribe@yahoogroups.com .

((Remember not to use attachments, only cut and paste into the email for these list servers because that cuts the opportunity for virus attacks.))

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The second Yahoo Email List Server is for the Lint Center Newsletter http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LintCenterNewsLetter/  Occasionally we send out a newsletter that details a mentor or two (We  are always looking for new volunteers to create the next newsletter).

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Our next area to explore is the Lint Center LinkedIN Group. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=1622037&trk=anet_ug_grppro   This LinkedIN group has over 250 members. Most are mentors.  The mentee may browse the members, and contact via LinkedIN.  Explain you are a Lint Center Scholarship winner and you desire to learn from the mentor. It will be a great start. There are many experienced personnel from Army, Marine Corps, State Department, CIA, DIA, NSA and Department of Energy. Most are involved in intelligence or security. Because many of our early mentors came from military counterintelligence, you will find a lot of CI members.  After you find someone you desire to be your mentor, you can also ask a Lint Center point of contact to introduce you.

Social Media

Below is the Lint Center Social Media sites, and most students are well versed in their use. We encourage you to follow us, like us, etc.

Twitter: @LintCenter
LinkedIn Groups:


There are lots of tools. Use them because you earned them by winning the Lint Center Scholarship Competition.  Most of the mentors have said that they want to mentor so others do not make the same mistakes they did…in addition to, they are building their replacements as they retire from National Security work.

Once you find your mentor, look at this page.  This will show you the steps and effort you need to put into the first conversation. You will be dealing with people who prepare for most actions. A mentee who is ill prepared is not putting the best foot forwards, for someone who could easily have known your future bosses.

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