“It’s somebody who helps you avoid mistakes and avoid the pitfalls.” Speaking at last week’s event, P&O Cruises Australia senior vice president Tammy Marshall said a mentor is one of three important aspects to help boost a person’s career. Check out pictures from the TIME event below, or click here to tag you and your friends on Facebook. The Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) continues to grow, with a record number of the mentees welcomed into the newest program. She explained the mentor is called a trusted mentor for a reason, because they help influence your career. “A mentor is essentially a knowledge bank,” she said. The latest round of intakes saw up to 13 participants paired up with a mentor, up from an average of nine in previous rounds.