Western Michigan University launches mentorship program for LGBT graduates

Western Michigan University started The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Career Mentorship Program. The program was created within it's Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services. The program was designed to help LGBT graduates better prepare for the many challenges they will face when they enter the job market.

Chris Harris, a mentor and director of the SETA Scholars program at WMU, said his life would have been easier if he’d had someone who could have given him some guidance and worked with him to develop ideas on how he wanted to interact in the business world and society in general. “I think it’s important to let them know that they have everything inside of them to be successful,” Harris said of the student mentees in the program. “They can leverage those strengths and understand the various gaps they have and what to put in place to navigate that. I want them to know they can fill those gaps with the resources they have.”

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