3A – Careers in Aging: Gerontologists Wanted NOW

This interactive panel will share insights on steps that students, new professionals in aging and those looking to make as career shift can take to market themselves or further their careers in the aging network. Topics include: current gerontology programs, types and range of possible careers, ideas on how and where to network, and how students who have successfully obtained jobs overcame barriers.

Presenters

  • Phyllis Greenberg, PhD, MPA, Coordinator, Graduate Studies in Gerontology, St. Cloud State University
  • Sue Humphers-Ginther, PhD, Chair, Social & Criminal Justice Dept., Gerontology Program Coordinator, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Objectives

  • Describe the multiplicity of careers that would either benefit from gerontological expertise or directly address the needs and preferences of older adults
  • Describe the scope of educational opportunities in gerontology available in Minnesota
  • Describe strategies to bridge gerontology education and practice

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Track 3: Careers, Policy, Research
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This interactive panel will share insights on steps that students, new professionals in aging and those looking to make as career shift can take to market themselves or further their careers in the aging network. Topics include: current gerontology programs, types and range of possible careers, ideas on how and where to network, and how students who have successfully obtained jobs overcame barriers.

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