How UMAC Works
The UMAC Experience
UMAC provides you with the framework, guidance, and experiential learning opportunities over an academic year (fall and spring semesters) to smooth this transitional time, gain a sense of renewal, and set the stage for you to successfully launch a new career or volunteer in the social sector.
1 semester on campus
1 semester midternship (can be remote)
Up to 20 fellows
(during our inaugural year, we admitted 10 fellows)
For the first semester (fall), you and the other UMAC fellows form a learning community, participating in seminars, discussions, and classes as well as in informal conversations with internationally renowned speakers (including University faculty).
For the second semester (spring), you gain practical experience through a skills-based volunteer placement, where you apply your talent in new ways and expand your understanding of the social sector.
Throughout the Academic Year
You can engage with local and national thought leaders about the possibilities of this new stage of adulthood–coming after the family- and career-building years–to imagine possibilities for reframing your personal goals, identity, and next steps. Working within coaching circles, you’ll identify your interests, values, talents, and priorities, and explore ways to apply your skills and abilities in new ways. The UMAC experience is designed to help you reimagine possibilities for your “second act” during this new phase of life, encore adulthood.