Careers in Aging

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Save the date for April 3-9, 2016

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.

Spread the word about Careers in Aging Week 2015! 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.

Careers in Aging Week User Meeting at GSA’s 2014 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. This meeting took place at GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. View the CIAW slides here.

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FREE: Careers in Aging Brochure: Download it today!

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).

Thinking about hosting an event? Download our brochure for more tips and ideas.

Start the #CIAW trend on Twitter by telling the world why you think careers in aging are important.
To participate, simply download this printable PDF, write your answer and snap a picture! Tweet the picture and #CIAW from your own account or email the picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Here’s an example.

The opportunities in the field of aging are endless! Help us spread the word why careers in aging matter.

2015 Key Dates and Deadlines

February 3: Award Application Deadline
March 20: Order Form Deadline

Award Application

Educational institutions were invited to apply for one of a limited number of $400 awards for their planned activities; the deadline has now passed.

2015 Careers in Aging Week Award Winners
The Gerontological Society of America, in partnership with The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, The National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence, and the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 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 26 educational institutions will be receiving awards; view the 2015 CIAW Award Winners. A special thank you to the team of reviewers who carefully read and provided feedback on the 2015 applications.

Promotional Items

Promotional items and kits were available to help promote your institution's events. The deadline has now passed but please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


► 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
► FREE: Careers in Aging Brochure: Download it today!

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