USA Today tells the story of Gisela Ashley, who had been a real-estate agent for about 18 years when she decided to take inheritance money from her father and go back to school.
“She earned her master’s degree just one month shy of her 50th birthday in 2008, entering what she knew was a very difficult job market.
Her age coupled with the recession and limited experience in her new field of recreation programming for seniors should have added up to tough times for Ashley.”
She found ways to turn that around however.
“I actually interned for someone who said she had two bad experiences with previous interns who were in their 20s. She said that I renewed her faith in interns and said she appreciated my maturity and felt she could trust me. With the younger interns, she said she felt she had to watch them all the time,” Ashley says.
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