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|Professional Mentorship Program: Mentor Information|
What is a Mentor?
Throughout the years, the term mentor has come to mean a more experienced person who helps guide, support, and counsel a less experienced person through the world of work. Mentors share their experience and expertise with a protégé to assist them in their career development and planning. Mentoring is not just teaching or counseling - it involves fostering a protégé’s relationship with a person of experience and helping them prepare for the future. A mentor should be one level above the protégé or in the new field of interest of the protégé.
Mentors gain insight while working with protégés who are entering their field of expertise or interest. They also participate in the personal and professional growth of those participants that are just entering or have been in the profession for a period of time. They make positive contributions to their protégé's learning experience when they share their knowledge and experience. Mentors also have an opportunity to learn from their protégés and to test their thinking. Listed below are some of the reward opportunities for mentors:
The Value of Mentoring
Many successful professionals have had a mentor influence their career. Mentors are role models who guide and encourage protégés. Mentoring relationships facilitate the protégé’s growth both personally and professional as a business professional.
Role of the Mentor
Applications for the 2016-2017 program are now closed.