Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 12 Issue 02

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Volume 12, No. 2
Pages 4 - 6


Eric O. Hartwig
Article Abstract

Mentoring is a one-on-one experience between the mentor and the individual being mentored. The mentored is in the driver’s seat, and the mentor needs to be someone close and trusted by the mentored. The mentor must play the supporting, not the lead role in the relationship. Although the mentor must be an accomplished individual, being accomplished is solely in the eyes of the mentored. To provide information on career opportunities is not the sole reason to have a mentoring program, although someone being mentored generally does get guidance in career planning once the mentoring relationship is formed.


Hartwig, E.O. 1999. Mentoring. Oceanography 12(2):4–6, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1999.20.