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Careers in Aging Week
Bright Future. Many Possibilities.  
Save the date, April 6-12, 2014

Bringing Greater Awareness and Visibility to Aging and Aging Research
Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) is an annual event intended to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. Universities and colleges across the world participate by sponsoring events at their schools or in their communities.

Careers in Aging Week User Meeting at GSA’s 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting
Learn how other institutions used CIAW to promote the field and support their respective programs, as well as come away with new ideas and resources to help support an event on your campus. View the presentation here

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Events and Activities
Each year campuses organize events to fit the needs and interests of their academic community, as well as the aging community around them. Examples of events include informal gatherings, panel discussions, film screenings, poster sessions, and career fairs. Careers in Aging Week is always the first full week in April (Sunday to Saturday).

Spread the word about Careers in Aging Week 2014! Download the following web banner graphics to place on your website or blog: sizes 120x90, 160x600, 480x60. Also download a banner for printed materials. Other resources available for you to use are a sample press release and a sponsorship letter.

Thinking about hosting an event? Download our brochure for more tips and ideas. 
2014 Key Dates and Deadlines                           
February 3...... Award Application Deadline
March 21.........Order Form Deadline 
Award Application
Educational institutions are invited to apply for one of a limited number of $400 awards for their planned activities. The deadline has now passed. Questions email
2014 Careers in Aging Week Award Winners
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), in partnership with The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) and the Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Careers in Aging Week awards. The awards provide $400 to support CIAW events that raise the awareness about the exciting opportunities that careers in aging provide. This year 17 educational institutions will be receiving awards. Click here to view the 2014 award winners. Special thanks to the team of reviewers who carefully read and provided feedback on the 2014 applications.
Promotional Items
Promotional items and kits are available to help promote your institution's events. The deadline to order the kits has now passed; however, if you'd like to order any products or materials, please contact View product images and descriptions.

CIAW Events: Search for an event near you!
If you would like your event listed on the Careers in Aging Week web site, please provide the following information: institution, date(s) of event, one sentence briefly describing event, contact name, contact phone number. Email to, subject line: CIAW Listing.

University of San Francisco | April 8
The University of San Francisco will hold a Career Panel Presentation with 4 presenters from very diverse careers on Tuesday, April 8, from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm in McLaren 251 on the campus at USF.  Panelists range from the CEO and founder of a Biotech company delivering wearable device products to the director of an intergenerational community program for dance and the arts. Contact: Lisa Wagner at

Dominican University | April 7 
A “Careers in Aging Job Fair” taking place in Parmer Hall - Atrium , River Forest, IL from 2:00 – 5:00pm. Vendors/agencies/institutions serving older adults and their families have been asked to participate in the job fair and inform undergraduate and graduate students about the many career opportunities in their agencies. Students will have an opportunity to visit the different displays and speak with the representatives. This event is coordinated by the Graduate School of Social Work, Gerontology Certificate program.
Contact: Julie Bach, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work at 708-714-9102.

St. Catherine University | April 8 - 9, 13
In St. Paul, MN on April 8th, Poster Session on practice, teaching or research projects in aging by St. Catherine Universty graduate students and faculty; April 9th  Public Lecture titled "Cultivating your Mind: Liberal Arts and Brain Health"; April 13th: Intergenerational Dance Hall with live music facilitated by KairosAlive!
Contact: Catherine Sullivan at 651-690-8602.

St. Cloud State University | April  7 - 10
April 7-10: Interactive informational tables (Atwood Lobby, 10:00 am-2:00 pm); April 8: Author Richard Rubins talks about Interviewing older WWI Veterans (Miller Center 122, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm); April 9: Hands on Experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Atwood Lobby, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm); April 10: Careers in Aging Community Panel (Atwood Alumni Room 1:00 -2:30pm); also April 10: Gerontology Annual Careers in Aging Open House (Stewart Hall 112, 4:00-6:00pm). Contact: Rona Karasik at 320- 308-5224, or visit our website

New York
New York University, Silver School of Social Work - Gerontology Student Collective | April 2
A discussion/interactive event demonstrating how creative arts therapies are integrated into treatments with Older Adults. 5:00-7:00 pm. Contact: Margaret M. Woods, Student Leader at 917-882-0656.

Syracuse University | April 10
“The Changing Face of Aging in New York State” is an educational and networking program for students and community practitioners featuring a keynote address from Greg Olsen, the Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Office for the Aging, followed by an interdisciplinary speakers’ panel of community practitioners working with older adults in different capacities, and a networking reception. Cosponsors include Syracuse University’s Aging Studies Institute and the State Society on Aging of New York. RSVP by April 4, 2014. Contact: Dr. Maria T. Brown, 315-443-4685.

Penn State University | April 8 and 10
Faculty Panel on April 8 from 4:15-6:15 pm, Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building. Learn about how different disciplines will be effected by a large aging population. On April 10, hear from a Career Professionals Panel from 4:15-6:15 pm, Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building. Learn about aging related jobs from the people who hold them. Contact: Amy Lorek, 814-863-7903.

University of Vermont | April 9
The University of Vermont's Careers in Aging Week event features 1) a creative theatre program of innovative skits by the Saavy Seniors (a group of actors in their 50s and 60s who put on statewide performances that address issues relevant to the elderly)  and 2) an interprofessional panel of professionals in the aging field from social work, medicine, law, and finance. This event is co-sponsored by the UVM Department of Social Work, Center on Aging, and Career Center. Contact:  Kelly Melekis, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, at or 802-656-8591.

UW-Madison School of Nursing Center for Aging Research and Education | April 9
Not Your Grandparents' Healthcare Experience: An interactive discussion about innovative approaches to support older adult health with Jan Zimmerman of the Watertown Dementia Awareness Coalition and Suzanne Purvis of UW Hospital. 8:30 - 10 am. Contact: Diane Farsetta, 608-263-6352.

► View profiles of gerontology professionals
► Watch interview clips and other videos on YouTube
Exploring Careers in Aging: includes a list of nearly 200 jobs associated with aging 
► Peruse jobs at AgeWork 
► Watch webinars at GSA and AGHE.
    - NEW! GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) Professional Development Webinar Series: Increasing the Odds that Your Manuscript will be Published. View it here.
► FREE: Careers in Aging Brochure: Download it today!

 Careers in Aging Week is supported by the
Innovation Fund