An invisible mentor is a role model exhibits positive behaviors, attitudes and values. The invisible mentor may personify a potential future to the protégé or provide an example of how to achieve various career milestones. This type of mentor may not even be aware that she/he is mentoring.
The invisible mentor can be anyone at the university who the protege would like to observe and emulate. A good starting point for an invisible mentor might be a faculty member who has received a campus award. Click here for a list of recent award winners.