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Ready to Work Series

The Ready to Work Series was developed to respond to the many social, cultural and legal barriers that exist for LBGT and ally people in the work place. The series includes programs such as the Resume Writing Workshop, The Job Interview, Career Mentorship Program and the Diversity Career and Community Involvement Fair.

The Writing Center shares tips on crafting great resumes
Monday, November 4
7 - 9 p.m.
Trimpe Building — Multicultural Center

How to leverage your skills and campus experiences
Wednesday, November 6
7 - 9 p.m.
Trimpe Building — Multicultural Center

Find an internship, volunteer opportunity, or career with an agency that supports diversity
Thursday, November 7
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bernhard Center — Rooms 208-209

Looking to intern, volunteer or start your career? Find an environment that supports YOU and who you are.

This fair is the only one of its kind in Michigan. All of the businesses and organizations that are invited have demonstrated a commitment to diversity inclusive of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community.

In the 2013 Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation President, writes that “the numbers are irrefutable: the more successful a business is in the United States,
the more likely it is to embrace equality.”

Not looking for a job yet? It's never too early to start exploring volunteer and internship opportunities. Many businesses and organizations at the fair offer volunteer and internship opportunities available for students to enhance their experience.

Businesses and Organizations that will be in attendance:

Alzheimer's Association
Badlands Strategies
Battle Creek VA Healthcare Delivery System
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Borgess Health
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo
Bronson Healthcare Group
City of Kalamazoo
Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo
Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
The Greta Berman Arbetter Kazoo School
Gryphon Place
Hispanic American Council
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center
Ministry with Community
Nalco, an Ecolab Company
New York Life
Peace Corps
Pretty Lake Camp
Pride Source Media Group
Residential Opportunities, Inc.
Volunteer Kalamazoo
Wesley Foundation
YWCA of Kalamazoo

Real Talk Series Click here to RSVP for the Real Talk Diversity Series

Video from the the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.


Office of Diversity & Inclusion Vision

WMU recognizes that diversity and multiculturalism are essential for university administrators, faculty, staff members, students, alumni, and community partners to reach their unique potential in the areas of intellectual, personal, social, and cultural development in a fully engaged, enlightened community. Therefore, the University has a responsibility to encourage the exploration of the cultures and life experiences that are available on campus and in communities near and far, for cultural diversity makes sense only within a framework that enables equitable treatment of all in a community.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Mission

WMU will be a leader in the area of diversity and multiculturalism by fostering an environment where diversity in all of its forms is investigated, explained, practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued. WMU envisions an academic community that affirms the dignity, value, and uniqueness of each person. We intent to aggressively pursue the recruitment, retention, and/or promotion of a more diverse administration, staff, faculty and student body. Moreover, WMU aims to ensure that the campus climate is welcoming and affirming for all persons by addressing the causes and sources of structural inequalities and changing the decision-making processes that prevent “genuine participation” of all university constituents.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
(269) 387-2123 | (269) 387-2554 Fax