IAFP Mentor Program

Welcome! Our IAFP Mentor Match program reflects our commitment to you and the professional development of our Members. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you connect and share your experiences with others. Your Mentor or Mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world.
Each person has a unique set of skills and experience to share with others. Whether you are a Ph.D. student, a newbie in an industry, or a professional with many years of experience. You have lessons that another person can draw on!

You can enroll in our IAFP Mentor Match program in four simple steps: 

    Complete your IAFP Connect profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio, education, and job history information. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Is your Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step 2. 


    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. 


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

      •  Sector (Government, Industry, Academia)

      •  Career Stage

      •  Area of Interest

  • You can also take advantage of 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 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. 

    Also, don't forget to view our Mentoring FAQs.