How to become an IEEE mentor

The process is as simple as 1-2-3:

  • Log into IEEE Collabratec. Complete your profile including technical interests/expertise to facilitate process.
  • Click on your name/profile photo at the top-right of any page, and select “Personalize IEEE Collabratec” from the dropdown menu, and then click on “Career Services” from the menu on the left side of the page.

  1. Members interested in becoming a Mentor, will activate their mentor status and select their mentee preferences. 
  2. Members interested in finding a Mentor, will activate their mentee status, then review a list of Mentors, and send a request. 
  3. Mentors accepts the request, and the partnership begins.


Once a mentoring partnership has been established, a private workspace will automatically be set up on IEEE Collabratec.

Workspaces are available to help support mentoring partnerships. Workspaces allow participants to have discussions by creating, organizing, sharing, commenting, and collaborating on content. Based on the settings, Mentor/Mentee workspaces are not discoverable by IEEE Collabratec users other than the owner and invited participant(s).

How to become an IEEE mentee

To initiate a mentoring partnership, you must first activate your mentee preferences, as per the instructions above. 

Once you have activated your preference, simply search for potential IEEE mentors on IEEE Collabratec:

  • Select “People” from the main navigation menu, and then select “IEEE Mentors” from the Filter on the top. 
  • You may then narrow your search by selecting additional filter options.
  • Once you have a found a potential mentor, select the “+Network” button and “+Request Mentor” to initiate the request. 


Benefits of participating in the IEEE mentoring program

Mentoring partnerships are particularly beneficial when strong connections are built between individuals who share professional interests. IEEE is proud to offer a program that is specifically tailored to suit our international community. 

We encourage and empower members to help grow through this program. Mentoring is a powerful way to give back to the IEEE community as it makes a meaningful contribution to developing members. We invite potential mentors to update their profile on IEEE Collabratec and take this opportunity to inspire future contributors to IEEE and the global technology community.

Benefits for Mentees

  • Supports career development
  • Helps you to further develop a specific skill set or competency
  • Expands your professional network
  • Provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences
  • Allows participants to see things from another person's perspective
  • Enhances your personal brand

Mentoring commitments

Each participant in a mentoring partnership should be committed to devoting time and effort to develop their mentoring partnership. They need an understanding of their role and responsibilities, and each partner needs to stay in touch and follow an action plan that defines goals and outlines expectations for the partnership. See Mentor Guidelines.

For additional information on the IEEE Mentoring Program, please contact the IEEE Support Center.

IEEE Mentoring Program

IEEE Mentoring Program is a member benefit for professional and Graduate Student members of IEEE.