Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services
ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
The Career Mentor Program (CMP), a new mentor program at WMU, strives to bridge the gap between college life and the workplace. Lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, or ally (LBGTA) students may face many barriers as they enter the workforce following graduation based on their perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. The CMP aims to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to connect with mentors in a safe, welcoming, and accepting environment.
The Career Mentor Program is a career-based program, designed to provide LBGTA undergraduate students at Western Michigan University an experience to connect with and be mentored by a working professional that is also LBGTA identified. The program will offer opportunities such as job shadowing, résumé building and networking opportunities.
The program will match mentees and mentors based on career, declared-major interests and/or their LBGTA identities. The Career Mentor Program, through its development and implementation, will offer students an invaluable and interactive experience as well as help the student navigate the workplace successfully as an LBGTA identified individual upon graduating.
Video from the the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.