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It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Career

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2019) — Planning a new career direction? Then join University of Kentucky's Alumni Careers Services and Human Resources Staff Career Development for "It’s Never Too Late: Changing Careers After 50." This workshop is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at King Alumni House, located at 400 Rose St.

Work looks different today than it did for previous generations. For multiple reasons, many people want, or will need, to continue working after the traditional retirement age but are ready and longing for a new direction. This workshop will help you make an intentional and focused transition to your encore career.

This workshop will:

  • Share research and statistics on how baby boomers are approaching work past traditional retirement years.
  • Include frank discussions about the barriers and obstacles that may arise and how to address them.
  • Present strategies for actions to take now, before retirement, to begin planning your career transition.
  • Feature a panel of people who have successfully changed their career directions after the age of 50.

This workshop is for you if you are over 50 years old and excited about planning an encore career in a new or different direction than your current path.

Cost to attend is $12, and dinner is included. Registration is limited and expected to fill quickly. Register at

Workshop facilitators Diane Kohler, manager of UK Human Resources Staff Career Development, and Caroline Francis, director of UK Alumni Career Services, have more than 60 years of combined experience working with clients of all ages and in all stages of career transition.

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.