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

Virtual Option

UMAC now includes a LIVE, virtual option for Spring, 2021. 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 with a focus on social impact work. Our two part series for Spring, 2021 starts with Charting a Course for What's Next followed by What Difference Can I Make?

UMAC Fellows Program

UMAC Fellows Program is a 9-month, immersive experience that includes a transformative curriculum, multigenerational learning, and an applied "internship" in a nonprofit, social enterprise, or public service. With a world class university as a backdrop, UMAC brings experienced professionals back to campus for the academic year to explore ways to use their skills for the greater good. We look forward to welcoming a cohort of fellows in Fall, 2021. Learn more here, or contact us to discuss how UMAC Fellows Program fits with your plans.

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.