Do you have a Sponsor?

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Author : Kate Sleeth

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I am wondering how many people know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?  

I am sure everyone has heard of mentors, but have you heard of a sponsor (and this isn’t someone who is trying to raise money for a deserving charity!)?  

My description of a mentor is someone who teaches or gives help to a less experienced individual.  Often we refer to our Dissertation Advisors as our mentors, therefore, indicating that they are our wise advisor steering you towards your doctorate with practiced ease.