We're so glad you're here! The NARI Mentorship program is designed to connect members who have specific knowledge and experience, with members who need or want the same knowledge and experience, by cultivating relationships, and aiding in navigating industry issues.
This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect, and share experiences with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the country. You can apply to our NARI Mentor Match program in four simple steps:
STEP 1- Complete Your Profile:
Complete your NARI profile. Make sure your contact information is current and complete. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Provide any information you may feel is relevant to your experience. Once your profile is complete, return to this page and move on to the next step.
STEP 2 - Join - WHO can participate?
As a Mentor, you can give back to your field by helping other members learn, make better decisions, and gain new perspective.
As a Mentee, you can absorb your mentor’s knowledge by determining the capacity of the mentoring connection. How much help or guidance do you need? THAT will be entirely up to you. Do you need help in setting goals? Identifying resources? Gaining a better understanding of the industry? This is where you can get the answers necessary to succeed.
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. 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.
STEP 3: BEGIN YOUR SEARCH
Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include:
• Mentoring Topic
• Career Stage
• Industry Sector
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
STEP 4 - CONNECT
Congratulations! You are ready to be paired. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches. 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 Mentor Match FAQs!