Mentoring has been around for a very long time. In fact, the etymology of the word is Latin, from the Greek, Mentōr, and dates back to 1616, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mentor).
When we think of a mentor, we probably think of one person guiding or helping another person in some way. And, the Merriam-Webster dictionary agrees with this by defining a mentor as “a trusted guide or counselor.” For the purpose of this Mentoring Guide, we will look at mentoring from the standpoint of a person’s career. That means our definition of a mentor and mentee will be:
Mentor: Someone who helps another person develop / grow / progress in their career.
Mentee: The person receiving the help of a mentor.