Have you ever attended a show where the encore was as good as, if not better than, the performance?
An encore career can be like that, capping years of hard work and achievement with a new and energized mission. Except this time around, the work can be in an entirely different area — perhaps one you always wanted to pursue but couldn’t afford at the time, or maybe one that allows you to explore a new interest.
Many Stanford GSB alumni reach a point where they are ready for an encore. Here are some resources to support your next endeavor.
Encore Career-Matching Programs
|The Broad Residency||A leadership development program that places qualified participants in high-level managerial positions in school districts, charter school management organizations, and federal/state departments of education.|
|Experience Matters||An Arizona-based organization that connects experienced professionals with the nonprofit sector in the Phoenix area.|
|ReServe||A community-serving organization that offers job-matching for professionals 55 and over at nonprofits and public agencies on the East Coast and southeast Wisconsin.|
|Social Venture Partners Encore Fellows||A program that matches seasoned private-sector professionals with a high-impact project for a nonprofit or public agency. Engagements last six to 12 months.|
|Vistage||Use your business expertise to coach a group of CEOs as they collaborate to solve business challenges. If interested, contact Jed Daly, MBA ’80.|
Encore Community and Resources
|Coming of Age||Features online community and resources for people 50 and over.|
|Encore.org||Contains a comprehensive collection of resources, including guides to careers in health, education, and the green economy.|
|Life Reinspired||Offers programs for men and women seeking a future filled with excitement, discovery and new horizons.|
|Next Avenue||Aggregates articles about career change for the encore career population.|
|The Transition Network||Offers resources and job opportunities to professional women over 50.|
Encore Career Books
|Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life
By Marc Freedman
|The Encore Career Handbook
By Marci Alboher
By Nancy Collamer
By Richard Leider and Alan Webber