Just like the second act of a play comes after the intermission, a second-act career typically follows a wakeup call. This personal galvanization point may result from a life event — a divorce, empty nest, retirement or illness — or after gaining a transformative perspective on a significant social issue, like climate change. It is a time when the fear of staying in the same place is greater than the fear of change. The second act career is all about intention, defining what you want the next portion of your life to be.
On Oct. 23, 2019, Vice Provost Yvette Gullatt hosted UC’s first LinkedIn Live — a conversation themed, “Discovering a Meaningful Second-Act Career,” featuring Merideth Mehlberg. Merideth provides Gullatt her insights and advice for the ins and outs of the second-act career, from defining passions and preliminary goals to networking, informational interviews and more.