Welcome! RIMS Mentorship Program reflects RIMS commitment to you and your professional development. This unique program helps you find, connect, and share experiences with other risk and insurance professionals. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world.
Mentor Match is an online tool that connects mentors and mentees to share experiences and provide guidance to industry peers. It is user driven, allowing registered Mentees to search among registered Mentors using specified criteria to find individuals whose experience and expertise match areas in which they wish to be mentored. Likewise, registered Mentors can search for and identify potential Mentees.
Mentees: Need advice about changing your career or deciding on the best university to attend? How about time management and work/life balance?
Mentors: Looking for a way to give back? Interested in sharing your knowledge about the industry, and the steps you took to reach your goals?
Get started in four simple steps:
STEP 1: COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE
Make sure your Engage profile is up-to-date and active. Update your contact information, add a recent professional Profile Picture, add or update your Bio, and make sure your Industry Section and Professional Interests are accurate. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to finding your perfect match. Profile complete? Proceed to step 2!
STEP 2: ENROLL IN MENTOR MATCH
Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Click on either the Enroll as a Mentee or Enroll as a Mentor button to officially opt in to the Mentor Match program. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match! To request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.
STEP 3: SEARCH FOR A MATCH
Click on either the Find a Mentee or Find a Mentor button to start searching for a match. Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria.
You can perform your search as many times as necessary. Start by selecting the mentoring topic(s) of interest including:
· Career Stage
· Areas of Expertise
· Geographic Location
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'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 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.
Don't forget to view our Mentor Match FAQs!