International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

DOI: 10.61494/ijspe

Mentoring Across Disciplines and Educational Levels

Christina L. Silva&Sarah M. Silva


Many professions are trained in a college or university setting. This training is entry level and provides the basics of what must be known to be successful. For many professionals to include primary and secondary education teachers and college and university faculty members, a mentor is needed to assist with overcoming obstacles associated with the early years in the profession. Many times, there are not sufficient mentors available within a department or school for the new professionals. The new professional should not be afraid to look outside of the normal avenues for locating a mentor. Mentors do not necessarily need to be within the same educational system or professional specialty.