Getting Started as a Mentee

Welcome! The SME Professional Mentor Program is a unique online networking tool to help foster professional and career development. To begin, please follow the steps outlined below.

How to Participate


Update your contact information, add a recent professional profile picture, expand your bio and import education and job history information from LinkedIn. A complete and accurate profile is critical to the success of the selection and match to a mentor. Once it's complete, simply return back to this page and move on to Step 2.


Make selections for each of the program criteria questions and topics. Don't forget to set your available start/end dates. These fields are required to complete your enrollment.    


Click search to receive a list of mentors who have similar criteria and interests. Next, click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, click the badge under the profile image/picture and it will automatically request a connection via email. If it's not a match, simply select the back button to return to the previous search results and continue to view potential mentor profiles.


Congratulations, let the mentoring begin!


If you have any questions about our mentor program, please email