How to Get Started

Welcome! ITE is pleased to present to our members the Matson and Hammond Mentoring Program.  This mentoring program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. 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 world. For more extensive information on our mentoring program, click here to access the Matson and Hammond Mentoring Program Manual.

Once you decide to participate, you can apply in four simple steps: 


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


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 not 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. 


Go to Find your Mentor or Mentee to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include: 

  •   Specific Topics of Interest
  •   Region
  •   Professional Discipline and Industry


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 SEND MENTOR REQUEST or SEND MENTEE REQUEST, 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. 

The person to whom you send the request will need to accept it and then the both of you will need to determine how and when best to talk.  Make use of the resources below to set goals and expectations and to help you keep the relationship on track.


Once you are ready to begin your relationship, we recommend making use of these resources that will help you set goals, expectations, take notes, and provide feedback back to ITE on how your relationship is going:
Preparation Materials
Get to Know Each Other
Meeting Log Sheet
Mentor-Mentee Evaluation
Matson & Hammond Program Evaluation