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The story of Mentor stems from the Greek writer Homer’s “Odyssey”. When Odysseus, King of Ithaca, leaves to fight the Trojan War, he entrusted the care of his household to Mentor, who served as teacher and overseer of Odysseus’s son, Telemachus. Over time, the word “Mentor” has become synonymous with trusted advisor, friend and teacher.
Informal mentoring is loosely structured and based on natural compatibility between two people. It is usually initiated by one person reaching out to another for guidance and advice. Formal mentoring differs from informal mentoring in that it is organized within a program structure established specifically for mentoring, with purposeful mentor-mentee matching and established goals and measurable outcomes to take place over a defined period of time.
Learn about formal mentoring programs on campus at Millersville by visiting the On Campus Mentoring Programs webpage. Visit the Mentor Collective webpage to learn about an online mentoring community available to students seeking career-focused mentoring.
“Having a professional mentor is an invaluable resource in your career preparation. I have had many significant mentors who influenced me over the course of my career. Our institutional goal is for all students to experience the benefits of having caring and committed mentors in their lives.”- Dr. Wubah | President