333 Why Elite Colleges Are Targeting Baby Boomers for New Career Programs

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Harvard and Stanford have launched programs for high-level execs seeking to change careers. Other universities are looking to jump in.

Stanford University welcomed 25 unusual students onto its campus this month—all in their 50s and 60s.

They are the inaugural fellows of a new program, the Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), designed for people who want to follow more than one career path in their lifetimes and who want to go back to a college setting for more training. It is the forefront of a new movement for universities to look beyond typical 19-year-old undergraduates.

I – Word Understanding
jump in – to join
inaugural – first
forefront – leading

II – Have Your Say
1. Should a career change be in your future and are you willing to go back to the university?

2. It is predicted that today’s university students will have had ten to fourteen jobs by the age of 38. Here are some reasons why
– people change careers:
– life changes
– job burnout
– job-related stress
– work is boring
– hope to earn more money

333 Why Elite Colleges Are Targeting Baby Boomers for New Career Programs

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