Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute
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Adding the musk of proven success to the crush of youthful students defines a new approach to education at an elite university. A fellowship program offers seasoned retirees the opportunity to retrain for meaningful new projects while benefitting their youthful counterparts by virtue of their wisdom and accomplishments in their previous fields.
From the article: "The yearlong Distinguished Careers Institute is not for everyone. It will pluck 20 high achievers and place them in one of the most elite educational environments in the world to swap experiences and insights with their generations younger classmates.
But the model, if successful, could be adapted by community colleges and other universities so the nation's growing ranks of Baby Boomers could apply their knowledge, skills and professional relationships in new realms."
More information can be found at: dci.stanford.edu
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