When what you do is No Longer Who You Are: Strategies for Later Career Transitions

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12pm (Central)

Retirement is a complex topic. From the moment we enter the workforce, we ought to start saving for it. At the same time, many of us throw ourselves into work and forget to plan for what comes next. 

late-career-transitionsIn this webinar, we’ll talk about retirement from its early policy roots to the social phenomena it has become. Drawing from interviews conducted for her book, Retirement and Its Discontents, Michelle Pannor Silver, PhD'10 will discuss strategies for later career transitions.
Many people can’t wait to retire, others can’t stand the word. Let’s explore what retirement can mean and how we as individuals, and as a society, can make the most of it.
We’ll cover the following topics:
  • The Art of Retirement
  • Strategies for Later Career Transitions with examples from CEOs, Elite Athletes, Physicians, and Academics
  • Social Implications and Strategies for Employers



Join us and begin planning for the best possible retirement transition!

About the Presenter:
19_winter_allen_glimpsesMichelle Pannor Silver, PhD'10, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto with joint appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society. She has written numerous articles about work and retirement. Her book, Retirement and Its Discontents (2018, Columbia University Press) draws from in-depth interviews with a range of professionals that captures concerns about what retirement means to emphasize the significance of creating new retirement strategies. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Zoomer, Next Avenue, Global News, The Times Literary Supplement, University Affairs, The Globe and Mail, NBC2 News, and CBC Radio. To learn more about Michelle, visit her website at michellepannorsilver.com.




Mind Your Career Webinar Information

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12pm (Central)
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online

Event Contact
Adam Sylvain
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact