Tara Berberich readily admits that she doesn’t handle technology as well as many of her college classmates. She gratefully accepts their help for assignments that, say, involve a PowerPoint presentation. But Berberich brings her own strengths to the table, too.
“With age comes wisdom, so I know a lot of things they didn’t know from way back,” she said. “I could draw on my experience from stories that I knew from before they were born.”
Berberich, 53, is part of a growing population—college students who are older, in some cases significantly older, than the 18-to-24-year-old cohort typically associated with campus life.