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Why Participate in UMAC?

Are you ready to transition into what's next in your career and life? Do you seek new ways to contribute your talents for social impact?  Consider participating in UMAC.

University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) offers the framework, community, and support as experienced professionals transition from career jobs into what is next. With a two-semester approach, UMAC blends academic learning with hands-on application within an intergenerational context.

UMAC Structure

UMAC fellows spend the first semester expanding their understanding of themselves and the ways that they can contribute their talents to the social good. Fellows form a supportive learning cohort, participate in intergenerational learning, and engage in discussions with some of the best and brightest thinkers in the country.

For the second semester, fellows spend 10-20 hours a week working on a project for a social impact organization, applying their highly valued workplace skills and expertise, returning weekly to the University to share and reflect on their experiences.  Fellows help host organizations build capacity, operate more efficiently, and, ultimately, have a broader community impact.

Throughout the academic year, fellows participate in discussions and exploring topics of interest. Fellows explore what they want from this new life stage, emerging “encore” to adulthood beyond the career- and family-building years. Fellows expand networks and connect with resources within and beyond the University of Minnesota.

Apply Now

UMAC is accepting applications for the 2019-20 cohort.