Out for Undergrad & Queer Capita Team Up to Launch Music Mentoring

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, Sept. 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Just in time for a new academic year, New York-based nonprofit organization Queer Capita (@queercapita) is partnering with LGBTQ2+ organization Out For Undergrad ( @outforundergrad) as part of their 2022 Marketing Conference programmatic offerings. Working with O4U Marketing to create a mentorship pilot program for undergraduate students interested in the music and entertainment, Queer Capita has enabled LGBTQ2+ students to learn from some of the top executives in the music industry. The program has included executive mentors from companies including Atlantic Records, Luminate, YouTube Music, Google, Warner Music Group, mtheory and the Music Business Association.

O4U has been providing industry-specific educational opportunities since 2004, reaching over 1,000 LGBTQ2+ undergraduate students each year. Each year, the organization organizes four conferences focusing on marketing, business, technology and engineering. This year marks the first time that the O4U Marketing Conference has presented an educational opportunity specific to the entertainment industry for students prior to the conference. To begin, Queer Capita has partnered with O4U to provide not only individual and group opportunities, but also guest speakers and educational workshops related to music and entertainment.

Queer Capita was born out of the idea of ​​connecting queer people in the music industry and advancing opportunities for young people interested in the music profession. Thinking about how to continue these actions with more than 200 members, Shannon Bradley, Head of the Impact Committee, jumped at the chance to extend Queer Capita’s impact to undergraduate students:

“Mentor/mentee relationships can be an essential part of establishing a lasting and meaningful career in the music industry, but can be particularly difficult to build for young Queer people given the lack of representation at the executive level. “One of our goals as an organization is to provide mentorship opportunities for young people looking to enter or engage in the music industry. We are proud to work with Out For Undergrad to help facilitate the first-ever music track opportunity for LGBTQ2+ students in their network and hope to expand these opportunities for more students in the future.”

To apply for an O4U conference, individuals must be LGBTQ2+-identified undergraduates interested in business, engineering, marketing, or technology.
To become a member of Queer Capita, you must be a Queer-identifying industry professional or a recent graduate/post-high school individual with an interest in the music industry.

Out for Undergraduate (O4U) is supported in its mission by more than 175 of the world’s largest companies and hundreds of universities. Each year, O4U volunteers host four leadership conferences for over 1,000 high-achieving LGBTQ2+ undergraduate students and pitch them directly to future employers. Host site sponsors have included JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Ogivly, Facebook, Twitter, Cisco, Cargill, PayPal, Boston Scientific, Stanford University, PepsiCo and other leading companies. Over 7,000 LGBTQ2+ students have graduated from O4U. To learn more, please visit www.outforundergrad.org.

Founded in 2021, Queer Capita is a nonprofit professional network and community organization dedicated to building a community of LGBTQ+ music industry professionals. The mission of the organization has been and will continue to unite the Queer workforce in the music space and expand the collective impact of members through effective partnerships, creating new pathways for Queer students. and aspiring professionals, and advocating for the career growth and advancement of each member. Queer Capita aims to help shape the music industry to be more inclusive and where queer professionals can work and thrive.

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