Mentor Match

Welcome! SIR is excited to launch a SIR Mentor Match platform which reflects our commitment to you, your professional development and the IR community. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect and share experiences with others. This new platform allows you to find a mentor or mentee in the same city, on the other side of the world, area of expertise/interest or based on an array of other demographics specific to your individual needs.

Mentor Match Resources

You can apply to our SIR Mentor Match program in four simple steps: 

START

Complete your SIR member 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 2. 

ENROLL

Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Sign up: 

  •   Enroll as a Mentor
  •   Enroll as a Mentee

Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage 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. 

SEARCH

Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include: 

  •   Mentoring Communication Preferences
  •  
Career Stage
  •  
Clinical Areas of Practice or interest

You can also take advantage of features to help you find and recruit matches: 

  •   Track your mentoring relationships
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Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
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Search for helpful mentoring resources 

CONNECT

Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready to start matching with mentors/mentees. 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 Mentor Match badge, which when clicked will 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. 

Having trouble? Please contact Tori Cox, SIR Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at tcox@sirweb.org.

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