Your Role as a Mentor

The mentoring process is a two-way street where each individual has their own role. As a mentor, your focus should be on the professional development of the mentee — it is not about telling the mentee what to do. Therefore, your role may be to:

In order to help the mentee grow their academic career, you should:

Before you agree to be someone's mentor, make sure both of you understand the difference between mentoring and coaching