Mentoring OUT: LGBTQIA Student Mentee Information

Mentoring OUT is a corporate based mentoring and student development program created specifically for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) and questioning.​ The program positively impacts the college experiences while mentoring students to transition to Corporate Life, personal development, and career readiness of students. Mentoring OUT empowers students to discover and strive towards their personal and professional goals with the guidance of LGBTQIA adults from the Charlotte, NC community. 


Mentoring OUT Mission:

To promote students transitioning to Corporate careers with personal and professional empowerment, development, and well-being within the LGBTQIA community through mentoring relationships and programs by trust-built one-on-one conversations.

Mentee Eligibility: 

  • Identify as LGBTQIA or questioning

  • Currently enrolled within a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Graduating seniors will be accepted. 

Mentor Structure and Matching:

Mentoring OUT incorporates an achievement and goal-based curriculum informed by community and student voices and scholarly research to ensure that time spent together is effective and meaningful. Students are partnered with community members based on shared interests, experiences, goals, preferences and identity based. 


  • Attend an introductory course 'Preparing LGBTQ+ Graduates for Corporate Life'

  • Four mandatory “milestone” meetings: schedule and complete at your own pace

  • Meet with your mentor at a minimum of once per month (bi-weekly is recommended) 

  • Maintain confidentiality  

  • One Year commitment 

Important Dates:

  • Applications due: October 30, 2019 

  • Mentoring partnerships announcement: December 

  • Milestone meetings:

    • Program launch: January

    • 3-month check-in: April

    • 6-month check-in: July 

    • Program outcomes: October


Contact Don Wilson at

Submit Your Mentee Application!

Average application completion time: under 6 minutes

Thank you for your interest in Mentoring OUT.

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