Who can participate as a mentee?
eMentoring provides Young Professional members (under the age of 36) an opportunity to gain industry insight and career guidance from an industry expert. University Student members have an opportunity to gain industry insight and academic direction from an experienced professional or a young professional.

What is expected of a mentee?

  • A six-month connection, communicating at least one or two times per month through the eMentoring system, traditional email, mobile app, telephone, Skype, or on social media. Connect at your convenience and across time zones.
  • When submitting a "Mentor Request", be specific about your needs and expectations.  This will give your potential mentor the ability to determine if he/she is a good match before accepting or rejecting your request. 
  • Take a proactive role in shaping the relationship.
  • Communicate what you want from the mentoring relationship including your goals and aspirations.
  • Be open and honest with your mentor about your strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor.
  • Put your time with your mentor to good use by planning topics ahead of the call.
  • Respond to your mentor’s feedback in a timely manner. 
What do mentors typically share with mentees?
  • Professional experience
  • Industry trends
  • Advice for defining and reaching goals
  • Job interview tips and resume reviews for students
  • Recommendations for additional education or development
  • Academic guidance for students
*Information on the mentor's profile is not vetted by SPE.

What mentors do not provide mentees?
  • Supplemental tutoring with school projects, papers, and research
  • Internships or job offers
  • Technical consultancy
There are many other SPE resources for young professional and student members by accessing the eMentoring Resource Center.

How are the matches made?

Both mentors and mentees begin the process by completing a profile. Registered mentees can search by a variety of criteria, such as an area of expertise, type of company, gender preference, and country. The eMentoring system will display a list of available mentors who closely meet the mentee's requirements. After carefully reviewing the mentor profiles, the mentee will submit one request to the mentor of his/her choice. The mentor will receive a notification via email with a link that will allow him/her to log in to the system to access the mentee’s profile and review the "Mentor Request". The mentor will be able to respond by accepting or rejecting the request within 14 days. 

If you have any additional questions please contact the eMentoring Program Specialist at 





If you have any additional questions please contact the eMentoring Administrator at: eMentor@spe.org

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