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Forbes | Former Teacher, Foreign Service Officer, Campaign Manager: What Enticed This Mid-Career Woman Back To School

Forbes | Former Teacher, Foreign Service Officer, Campaign Manager: What Enticed This Mid-Career Woman Back To School

Originally published September 3, 2019 by Forbes | Sheila Callaham Contributor | Diversity & Inclusion
I write about combatting ageism in the workplace.

First in the series: Mid-Career and Beyond–Transforming Personal and Professional Life Through Education

For kids and young adults, September means heading back to a regimen of classes, homework and exams. When it comes to college, young adults are not the only ones looking for degrees and certifications; mature students are also turning to university programs to increase employment opportunities and seek new career experiences.

Julian Phillippi’s decision to go back to school to earn a Masters in Human Resource Management is a path forged to meet her new career interests. A former teacher, foreign service officer and campaign manager, Phillippi is not afraid of change. Now in her second year at New York University (NYU), a private nonprofit research university based in New York City, Phillippi is honing her specialization and already applying her learnings to real world challenges.