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

UMAC offers the structure, space, and insights to reimagine the arc of their lives, which may include a new career, part-time work, entrepreneurship, or unpaid community participation.

In context of Covid-19, UMAC has been redesigned to begin online in Fall, 2020, with the option to continue with an in-person/hybrid experience in Spring, 2021. UMAC Online weaves reflective readings, inspiring speakers, and small group dialogue together to jump start the process and prepare participants for hands-on engagement in Spring, 2021.

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.