The mentoring phase of the Industrial Engineering Mentoring Program is continuous and lasts as long as the mentor and the student wish to maintain the relationship. However, at the end of each year while the student still attends the university, the student and the mentor are asked to submit a satisfaction survey to the Industrial Engineering Mentoring Board. The board will review the student-mentor relationship and consider re-matching if that relationship has not met expectations.
The success of the mentoring phase is highly dependent on the relationship between the student and the mentor. Face-to-face mentoring meetings and joint participation of the student and the mentor in appropriate social or professional events strengthen this relationship. Additionally, it is critical to the success of the mentoring process that the student asks questions and shares professional interests and goals with his or her mentor.