Welcome and thank you for your interest in mentoring! NSBE's new mentoring program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. Our program has two enrollment cycles and the following important dates:
- Cycle 1 enrollment and matching: September 1st through September 18th
- Last day to accept/decline match requests in Cycle 1: September 18th
- Cycle 1 kick-off call: September 20th
- Cycle 2 enrollment and matching: January 2nd through January 15th
- Last day to accept/decline match requests in Cycle 2: January 15th
- Cycle 2 kick-off call: January 17th
- Program conclusion (both cycles): April 30th
The program wraps up on April 30th and we will have a networking event at the Annual Convention in Kansas City to celebrate!
You can apply to the NSBE mentoring program in four simple steps:
Complete your MyNSBE profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent
professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your
education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete
and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and
matching. Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step
Program enrollment is now open to all participants! Sign up:
Enroll as a NSBE Mentor
Enroll as a NSBE Mentee
Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your
preferences. Demographics include: preferred contact type, gender, industry, academic discipline, member type and start/end date. Please note that some fields are required for
enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to
make the best match. Keep in mind in order to request a mentor or
mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.
Once you're enrolled, you will be automatically placed into a MyNSBE Mentoring Community. This will be the primary place for announcements related to the program.
Our matching period will take place from October 5th through November 16th. Once matching is open, please use the NSBE mentor program directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include:
- Career Development
- Continuing Education
- Contributing to NSBE publications
- NSBE Engagement
- Work/Life Balance
Then go on to select the preferred contact type, gender, industry, academic discipline, member type, name and location. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world. Also, take advantage of these features to help you
find and recruit matches:
- Track your mentoring relationships
- Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
- Search for helpful mentoring resources
Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are
now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or
multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select
"Search for ALL of the selected values." The mentor program directory will do the work for you and populate the results.
Next, click on the member's name that you're interested in
establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to
their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match,
look under their profile image for the blue Mentor Match badge, which
when clicked will you allow you to request a connection. If it's not a
desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your
previous search results.
The National Membership Chair will host a kick-off call on November 18th, so be sure you've found your matches by November 16th!
If you have any questions about the NSBE mentoring program, please contact your National Membership Chair