The IEEE Mentoring Program is an online program that facilitates the matching of IEEE members for the purpose of establishing a mentoring partnership.
IEEE Mentoring Program details
Participation in the program is completely voluntary and open to all IEEE members (all grades) and Society Affiliates. To join the IEEE Mentoring Program, visit IEEE Collabratec and sign in with your IEEE Account.
How to become an IEEE mentor

To volunteer as an IEEE mentor to other IEEE members and Society Affiliates:

  • Create your free IEEE account in IEEE Collabratec if you do not already have one.
  • Once you have signed up and set up your profile, the next step is to activate your mentor preferences. 
  • To activate your mentor preferences, sign in to IEEE Collabratec and select "Opportunities" from the main menu. Then, click on the "Settings" tab and complete the "My Mentor Preferences" section.
  • Review and update your IEEE Collabratec profile and privacy settings to manage your visibility as a mentor. 

For additional assistance, please email IEEEmentoring@ieee.org, or check out the Mentoring TipSheet.

How to become an IEEE mentee

To be mentored by other IEEE members and society affiliates:

  • Create your free IEEE account in IEEE Collabratec if you do not already have one. 
  • Then, click "People" from the main navigation menu to conduct a search for potential mentors.
  • Once in the "People" area, select the "IEEE Mentors" filter under Relationships. You may then further narrow your results by selecting additional filter options.
  • Once you have found a potential mentor, select the "+Connect" button and "Request Mentor" to initiate the request.
  • Review and update your IEEE Collabratec profile and privacy settings so that potential IEEE Mentors can learn more about you. 

For additional assistance, please email IEEEmentoring@ieee.org, or check out the Mentoring TipSheet at https://www.ieee.org/about/collabratec_research_tip_sheet-mentoring.pdf

Who can be an IEEE mentor?

Prospective mentors must be an IEEE member (all grades) and Society Affiliates who are, but not limited to:

  • Willing to give time and effort to the mentoring partnership (a minimum of two hours per month is suggested)
  • Able to communicate effectively with others
  • Willing to share some career successes and failures
  • Individuals who may be or have been executives, consultants, or in middle or upper management, or in research
  • Individuals who may be or have been educators, entrepreneurs, or self-employed
  • Individuals who may be or have been proven leaders offering inspiration and insight
  • Individuals who may be or have been IEEE officers or volunteers
Who can be an IEEE mentee?

Prospective mentees must be IEEE members (all grades) and Society Affiliates who are, but are not limited to:

  • Willing to give time and effort to the mentoring partnership (a minimum of two hours per month is suggested)
  • New professionals in their first or second job or considering entering graduate programs
  • Recent graduates entering the professional workforce for the first time
  • Professionals making a career move or career change
  • Willing to identify and clarify their developmental goals
  • Interested in learning from another professional "who has been there"
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.