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AIAA’s Mentor Match program is the latest addition to an expanding lineup of our services to support members’ professional development needs. The Mentor Match program reflects AIAA's commitment to you and your professional development.  This unique program helps you find, connect, and share experiences with others in your field. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world. (Maybe even out of this world!) It is an online tool – including a searchable database – that facilitates the establishment of mentoring relationships. It is user driven, allowing registered Mentees to search among registered Mentors using specified criteria to find individuals whose experience and expertise match areas in which they wish to be mentored. Likewise, registered Mentors can search for and identify potential Mentees. Please note, you must be a current AIAA member to participate.

Mentees: Need advice about changing your career or deciding on the best university to attend? How about time management and work/life balance? 

Mentors: Looking for a way to give back? Interested in sharing your knowledge about the industry, and the steps you took to reach your goals?

Get started in four simple steps:



1

COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE

Make sure your Engage profile is up and running. Update your contact information, add a recent professional Profile Picture, add or update your Bio, and make sure your Industry Section and Professional Interests are accurate. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to finding your perfect match. Profile complete? Proceed to step 2!


Click to Update Profile

2

ENROLL IN MENTOR MATCH

Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Click on either the Enroll as a Mentee or Enroll as a Mentor button on the right to officially opt in to the Mentor Match program. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match! To request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.
Click to Enroll as Mentee

Click to Enroll as Mentor
3

SEARCH FOR A MATCH

Click on either the Find a Mentee or Find a Mentor button to start searching for a match. You can perform your search as many times as necessary. Start by selecting the mentoring topic(s) of interest that include:

• Career Guidance

• Management Skills

• School Guidance

• Communication Skills

• Retirement Planning

• Transitioning Between Sectors

• Work/Life Balance

 

 

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. Take a look around. Is this someone you could connect with? Do they have all the professional qualities you’re looking for? If they do, click the Send Mentor/Mentee Request button! Not a desired match? Simply select the back button to return to your previous search results.
Click to Find a Mentee

Click to Find a Mentor
4 CONNECT

Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin! Please review the Success Toolkit and download the Goal Tracker before your first meeting.

Click to View Your Relationships



Questions?
Review the Mentor Match FAQs, or contact Monique Alabi.