Careers in Aging Week

Posted On April 4, 2016
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Careers in Aging Week (CIAW), April 3-9, 2016.

Sponsored by Alpha Omega, the Georgia State University chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO)

Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) unites universities and colleges across the world April 3-9, 2016, by promoting the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. – See more at:


These events will include:

Location: Gerontology Conference Room, suite 605, 1 park place

  • April 4th 2016 (12:00-1;00pm), Monday- Lunch & Learn
    • Learn about the field of aging from SPO members and current GSU Gerontology Students
  • April 5th, 2016 (12:00-1:00pm), Tuesday- Lunch & Learn
    • Gwenyth Johnson, Division of Aging Services

Location: Library Plaza

  • April 6th 2016 (11:30am-1:00pm), Wednesday- Tabling session

Location: Student Center East – Lanier Suite room 216

  • April 7th 2016 (6:00-8:00pm), Thursday- Panel  Discussion & Mixer
    • Kevin T. Hendler, DDS, Director of Geriatric Dentistry, Emory
    • Queenie Jordan, Geriatric Program Manager, Grady Health Systems
    • Lee Ann Harvey, Life Long Community Coordinator, City of Decatur


Our Lunch and Learns, expands on information about career opportunities within the field of aging. These sessions are a great tool to network and obtain a better understanding about the gerontology field. These are casual events that allows the audience to ask any questions that they have.

Are you passionate about aging?  Join us on Library Plaza on Wednesday at lunch time for free giveaways and to learn more about gerontology and careers in aging.

The Panel Discussion will include four professionals in the field of aging from government, healthcare and social services. Panel members will discuss topics relevant to students interested in aging and persons in the initial stages of their career within the gerontology field. This event will provide students a chance to learn about career transitions, current issues impacting older adults within various fields, and barriers/facilitators to success in different career roles and environments.

Once the panel discussion concludes, there will be a mixer with refreshments which will provide students the opportunity to mingle with panel members, Gerontology Institute faculty, fellow students and other aging professionals. Please remember that this panel discussion is networking opportunity, so business attire is preferred.

For more information about these events contact GSU chapter of Sigma Phi Omega at [email protected]