In my 25 years working as a thought leader and remodeling contractor serving older consumers I have learned that the worst thing we can do is lump older people together. It is important to understand the full range of issues facing society and individuals as they age. Having worked with professionals, academics, and families, I know the importance of the foundational learning shared by those working in this field. Graduates need exposure to the breadth of issues in order to provide value to policy makers, for example, who are always looking for expertise to ground their efforts. This educational background will give successful candidates the tools to explore issues and craft innovative approaches and creative solutions.
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Graduates of this program will be well positioned in a broad range of aging-related fields, not limited to healthcare-related fields, including administration, research, consulting, training and advocacy.
Please see this great resource from the APA on Exploring Careers in Aging
CAPSTONE / INTERNSHIP PROJECT
All students in the M.S. in Aging & Health Program are required to successfully complete a Capstone / Internship Project. Options include a research or health services project with a Georgetown or outside mentor, or an internship with a healthcare agency, an advocacy group, non-governmental organization, state or federal agency, international health organization or a commercial enterprise. The Capstone / Internship will be a natural stepping-stone to job placement.
We have relationships for internships with:
Potential employers include:
- Healthcare consulting firms
- Government agencies
- Think Tanks
- Public interest groups
- Research institutions
- Legislators and legislative committees
- Insurance Companies
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Assisted Living and Senior Centers
- Aging in Community Organizations