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National RPCV Career Conference

Monday, September 22, 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014

Location

Peace Corps Headquarters, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20526

Time

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Description

Register now and make sure you're one of the nearly 300 RPCVs expected at this RPCV Career Event.  At this four-day conference, you'll learn in-depth strategies to make yourself stand out from other job-seekers. RPCVs are welcome to attend any or all parts of this conference. We hope you’ll join us and take advantage of this opportunity to boost your job-search skills while networking with other RPCVs and RPCV-friendly employers. Stick around on Friday to join us for RPCV to Work Day - more details to follow soon!

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014:  Transitioning Back Home

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Getting to Know Your Third Goal Conference Hosts
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Where Do I Go from Here? Making a Smooth Transition
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.    LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.    Maximizing Your Graduate School Options - Panel & Networking
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.    Break
  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.    Storytelling: The Foundation of Your Readjustment & Effective Job Search
  • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.    RPCV Meet & Greet with Peace Corps Staff

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014: Sharing Your Story 

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.    Identifying and Translating Your Peace Corps Skills
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.    Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Your Written Story: Crafting an Effective Resume
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.    LUNCH (on your own)
  • 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.   Special Lunchtime Session: Peace Corps Response
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.    Breakout Session: Building Your Resume
  • 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.    Engaging Cover Letter - A Must!
  • 2:30 – 4:15 p.m.    Elevator Pitches: Your 30-Second Story 
  • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.    The Power of Networking: Building Your Online and In-Person Networks 

‚ÄčWednesday, Sept. 24, 2014:  Sharing Your Qualifications

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.    Informational Interviews: Getting Your Foot in the Door 
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.    Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Acing Your Job Interview
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.    LUNCH (on your own)
  • 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.    Special Lunchtime Session: Navigating the Job Search as a 50+ RPCV
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Mock Interviews: Breakout Session
  • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.    Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.    Resume Lab 

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014:  Federal Employment & Career Fair

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.    Making Noncompetitive Eligibility Work for You
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Strategies for Navigating Your Federal Job Search
  • 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.    Break
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.    Tips for Making the Most of Tonight's Career Fair/Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    The Path Well Traveled: RPCV Panel and Dialogue 
  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.    Break/Prep Time for the Career Fair
  • 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.    RPCV Career Fair

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014:  Job Shadowing

  • RPCV to Work Day    Details to follow

 

Employer confirmed to attend the RPCV Career Fair as of August 29, 2014:

  • Abt Associates
    Catholic Relief Services
    Chemonics International
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    EF Education First & EF English First
    Engility-IRG
    FINCA International
    Global Health Fellows Program II
    ICF International
    IRD
    John Snow, Inc.
    M Powered Strategies
    Management Sciences for Health
    National Peace Corps Association
    One Acre Fund
    Peace Corps Response
    Social Impact, Inc.
    Teach For America
    U.S. Agency for International Development - Office of Transition Initiatives & Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    U.S. Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agricultural Service
    U.S. Department of Education - International and Foreign Language Education
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Food and Drug Administration - Center for Veterinary Medicine
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Refugee Affairs Division & Asylum Division
    U.S. Department of Justice – Criminal Division
    U.S. Department of Labor
    U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics
    U.S. Department of State
    U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs
    U.S. Department of State – English Language Programs
    U.S. Department of State - International Organization Careers
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Pesticide Programs
    U.S. General Services Administration
    U.S. Selective Service Systems
    U.S. Social Security Administration
    University Research Co., LLC
    Wildlife Conservation Society
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Contact Information

Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services
rvs@peacecorps.gov
202.692.1430