Engage in Mentoring

Welcome! Our Mentor360: Professional Connections program reflects APhA’s commitment to you and your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect and share expertise with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world. Enrollment is currently open for our September-December cycle and will close Friday, September 15. You may now enroll in the program as a mentor/mentee, search the directory for who you would like to connect with, and reach out to initiate a conversation with your potential mentor/mentee.

A kick-off webinar for all mentors/mentees will occur on Wednesday, September 20th from 3:00-4:00 pm (ET). If you are unable to attend, a recording of the session will be provided. You can enroll in our Professional Connections program in four simple steps: 

STEP 1: START

Complete your Professional Connections 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. 


STEP 2: ENROLL

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. 


STEP 3: SEARCH

Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-2 and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches.

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

  •   Track your mentoring relationships
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Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
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Search for helpful mentoring resources 

 

STEP 4: CONNECT

When you find a person you are interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with, click on the member's name to view 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. 

 

Questions? Contact Monica Ostrander at mostrander@aphanet.org.