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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. 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.    Welcome and Overview / 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 – 5:00 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 – 10:30 a.m.    Identifying and Translating Your Peace Corps Skills
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.    Engaging Cover Letters - A Must!
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.    Break
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.    Your Written Story: Crafting an Effective Resume
  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.    LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.    Special Lunchtime Session: Peace Corps Response
  • 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.    Breakout Session: Building Your Resume
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.    Break
  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Resume Lab

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

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.    Elevator Pitches: Your 30-Second Story
  • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.    The Power of Networking: Building Your Online and In-Person Networks
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Informational Interviews: Getting Your Foot in the Door
  • 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 – 2:15 p.m.    Acing Your Job Interview
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.    Break
  • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Mock Interviews: Breakout Session
  • 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.    Wrap-up/Q&A
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.    Networking Happy Hour with RPCV/W (off-site, venue TBD)

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 a.m. – 12:45  p.m.    The Path Well Traveled: RPCV Panel and Dialogue
  • 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.    Tips for Making the Most of Tonight's Career Fair/Q&A
  • 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
Contact Information

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