WMU mentor program earns statewide recognition

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A statewide organization that promotes equal educational opportunities is recognizing a Western Michigan University mentorship program that bridges the gap between college life and the workplace for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students and their allies.

This program was developed to help connect LBGTA professionals and WMU students to help address the unique challenges and barriers these students might experience in the work force.

Career Mentor Program for LBGTA students

WMU's Career Mentor Program for LBGTA students is an Equity in Education Award winner and will be honored by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers at its annual conference Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 5-7, in Boyne Falls, Michigan. During the conference, WMU mentor program administrators will present a one-hour workshop highlighting their program.

The program at WMU completed its inaugural year during 2013-14. It provides LBGTA undergraduate students with opportunities to connect with mentors in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. The career-based program connects LBGTA students and mentors providing job shadowing, resume building and networking opportunities. 

The program was nominated by WMU's Office of Enrollment Management. For more information, contact Jennifer Hsu at (269) 387-2123 or visit wmich.edu/lbgt.

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