Chapter 2: What is a mentor?

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Chapter 2 Overview

In this chapter, you will learn about the role of mentor and the nature of the mentor-protégé relationship.

Key ideas

  • Mentors have been defined in many different ways over the years.
  • The mentor-protégé relationship is similar and dissimilar from other types of relationships.
  • The mentor-protégé relationship changes over time.


  1. What is a mentor?
  2. Role of the mentor for this project
  3. The mentor-new professional relationship is like other relationships
  4. The mentor-new professional relationship changes over time