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ERIC Number: EJ797905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Mentoring in the 21st Century: Using the Internet to Build Skills and Networks
Whiting, Vicki R.; de Janasz, Suzanne C.
Journal of Management Education, v28 n3 p275-293 2004
Mentoring has transformed from traditional master-apprentice relationships into multiple developmental relationships that extend beyond functional, organizational, and geographic boundaries. The Internet provides one mechanism for proteges to identify mentors to help navigate career opportunities. The online mentor activity presented here requires students to identify successful business leaders who serve as mentors and assist in developing needed skills. Student-proteges utilize mentoring relationships to ask questions and develop networks, while increasing the connection between course concepts and "the real world." Often students maintain their relationships after the course, and some supplement this relationship with face-to-face contact. Activity mechanics, variations, and benefits are covered. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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