Mentor/Advisor Resources

General Mentorship Functions

Career/Professional Support

A mentor enhances the mentee's advancement as professionals in their desired career track.

  • Sponsorship
  • Exposure and Visibility
  • Coaching
  • Protection
  • Challenging Assignments

Psychosocial Support

Mentorship is a two-way, interpersonal relationship. Part of a mentor's role is to attend to the interpersonal aspects of the mentoring relationship.

  • Friendship
  • Social
  • Parent
  • Role Model
  • Counsel
  • Acceptance and Confirmation


adapted from: Kram, 1985; Noe, 1988; Raggins and McFarlin, 1990.


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updated September 22, 2020