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Virtual Mentors: Mentoring on the Internet ARTICLE

Journal of Employment Counseling Volume 38, Number 4, ISSN 0022-0787


Mentoring is an increasingly important function for career success. Many special groups, however, have difficulty finding a mentor. One solution is virtual mentoring–selecting and interacting with mentors on the Internet. Discusses advantages of virtual mentoring over other forms of mentoring, describes examples of Internet mentoring for various special groups and purposes, and suggests future directions for Internet mentoring. (Contains 27 references.) (GCP)


Knouse, S.B. (2001). Virtual Mentors: Mentoring on the Internet. Journal of Employment Counseling, 38(4), 162. Retrieved November 17, 2018 from .

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