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.

Fall Semester

 Program Length
2 semesters (fall and spring) 
Up to 25 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).

Spring Semester

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. You will have opportunities to 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.