Article: Sponsorship vs Mentorship

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Comic showing the difference of sponsorship vs mentorship

[in mentorship], the connection to actually getting promoted and actually getting developmental assignments, has been kind of diluted… [Sponsoring] has to do with fighting to get somebody a promotion, mentioning their name in an appointments meeting, and making sure that the person that you’re sponsoring gets the next assignment, and gets visible and developmental assignments.

If you're not aware of the term 'sponsorship', there is a great article for engineers or anyone in their career to understand the difference between sponsorship and mentorship. Check out the link below; it is definitely worth a read!

Source: What does sponsorship look like?