Engage in Mentoring

Welcome! The NAVBO Mentor Match Program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. This unique program takes an online networking approach through utilizing a new career development tool that will help you find, connect, and share experiences with others. The Mentor Match Program also has international capabilities; your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world! To apply to our Mentor Match Program, complete these four simple steps: 


Complete your profile within the NAVBO’s online community – the Vascular Network. Confirm that your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand your bio, and complete your education and job history information. Education and job history may be imported from LinkedIn. A complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. 


Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? In order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program! To enroll click the appropriate link:

  •   Enroll as a Mentor
  •   Enroll as a Mentee

Make selections for each of the program demographics which 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.

Membership Requirements: Mentors must be NAVBO Members. Nonmember mentees may be granted special access; if you are not a NAVBO member, but would like to enroll as a Mentee, please send a request to Bernadette Englert (bernadette@navbo.org) to be given access to this program.

If you are a student and eligible for our Advancing Young Voices through Diversity and Inclusion, join NAVBO through that program and you will have access to this mentoring program.


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

Mentoring Topics (ie. – setting up a lab, grant writing, professional development, diversity and inclusion, choosing a postdoc position, etc.)

Career Stage (from Undergraduate to Department Head)

Expertise (these are broad areas, include more detail in your profile)

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 


Congratulations! You're ready to connect! You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready to begin your mentoring journey. 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. 

To establish a connection with a mentor or mentee, click on the member’s name and review their profile page. To a pursue a good match, click on the Mentor Match badge icon which is below their profile image. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results. 

Questions?  Don’t forget to view our Mentor Match FAQs!