The IEEE Mentoring Program is an online program that facilitates the matching of IEEE members for the purpose of establishing a mentoring partnership. Participation in the program is completely voluntary and open to all IEEE members (all grades) and Society Affiliates. To participate in the IEEE Mentoring Program, visit IEEE Collabratec® and sign in with your IEEE Account.
How to become an IEEE mentor
  • Once you have created an account and set up your profile, the next step is to activate your mentor preferences. To activate your mentor preferences:

    • Sign in to IEEE Collabratec.
    • 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:



    •  Then, check off the box next to “Activate visibility of my mentor preferences” (highlighted in yellow in the screenshot above).
  • Review and update your IEEE Collabratec Profile and Privacy Settings to manage your visibility as an IEEE mentor. 
  • Once a mentoring partnership has been established, a private group will automatically be set up.
  • Groups are available to help support your mentoring partnerships. Groups can be set up as available by invitation only and allow participants to have discussions by creating, organizing, sharing, commenting, and collaborating on content. Based on the settings, they are not discoverable by IEEE Collabratec users other than the owner and invited participants.
How to become an IEEE mentee
  • To intiate a mentoring partnership, simply search for potential IEEE mentors in IEEE Collabratec:
    • Select “People” from the main navigation menu, and then select “IEEE Mentors” from the dropdown menu. 
    • 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
Participating in a mentoring program:
 
  • Brings ongoing attention to your career development
    •    Further develop a specific skillset or compentancy
  • Further expands your professional network
  • Provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences
  • Allows participants to see things form 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.

For additional information on the IEEE Mentoring Program, please contact IEEEmentoring@ieee.org.