Readers of agebuzz may remember that back in May, we featured a post about the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute , a program that offers second career training for distinguished professionals. Few of us are likely to be candidates for such a prestigious program, yet we may still need help developing the skills or carving out the path for a second career after retirement from our original professions. Enter the University of Minnesota’s Advanced Careers Initiatives: A program that seeks to balance scholarship with applied learning and social impact, in a university setting. It requires one semester on campus and then one semester doing 10-20 hours a week of nonprofit field work, not necessarily in Minnesota. Different from the Stanford program, and a similar one at Harvard, the Advanced Career Initiative is less expensive and offers learning by doing with hands-on experience. Think this might be for you? Take out your spiral notebook and read more about the program Here.