University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) is designed for "encore adults" as they navigate transitions in their work and lives.

In context of Covid-19, we are offering a virtual experience at this time. Building on our proven curriculum, UMAC Online features reflective readings, inspiring speakers, and small group dialogue. With opportunities to hear directly from thought leaders and connect with a community of change makers, our virtual experience offers the structure, space, and insights to reimagine what's next, which may include a new career, part-time work, entrepreneurship, or unpaid community participation.

With a focus on meaningful work with purpose, whether paid or unpaid, UMAC Online helps participants chart a course for what's next.

The Importance of UMAC

Marc Freedman, President and CEO of, talks about why it is important to connect the generations, and the value that University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative provides for people as they navigate the second half of life.