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National RPCV Career Conference

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Location

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

Time

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Description

***Online registration for this event is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome!  Interested RPCVs can register on-site for any sessions they wish to attend (including the Career Fair).***

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-searching skills while networking with other RPCVs and RPCV-friendly employers. 

Monday, April 7, 2014:  Transitioning Back Home

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.    Welcome
  • 9:30 – 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.    Story Share/RPCV Meet & Greet with Peace Corps Staff
  • 4:45 – 5:00 p.m.    Closing Comments/Wrap Up
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014: Sharing Your Story 

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.    Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.    Identifying and Translating Your Peace Corps Skills
  • 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 Info Session
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.    Breakout Session: Building Your Resume
  • 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.    Engaging Cover Letters - A Must!
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.    Break
  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Resume Lab

‚ÄčWednesday, April 9, 2014:  Sharing Your Qualifications

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.    Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.    Elevator Pitches: Your 30 Second Story
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.    The Power of Networking: Building Your Online and In-Person Networks
  • 11:30 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
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014:  Federal Employment & Career Fair

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.    Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.    Making Noncompetitive Eligibility Work for You
  • 10:15 – 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

The RPCV Career Conference sessions will take place each day at:

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

Thursday's RPCV Career Fair will take place at:

FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009



 

The following employers are registered to attend the National RPCV Career Fair as of April 8, 2014:

  • Abaarso School of Science and Technology
  • Abt Associates
  • América Solidaria
  • Ashoka
  • Bike and Roll DC
  • Capital Teaching Residency
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Center for Inspired Teaching
  • CentroNía
  • Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Crown Agents
  • Cultural Vistas - Alfa Fellowship Program
  • EF Education First
  • Engility
  • Global Employment Solutions
  • Green Ivy Schools
  • Innisfree Village
  • International Executive Service Corps (IESC)
  • KaBOOM!
  • Laureate Vocational Saudi Arabia
  • M Powered Strategies
  • Nathan Associates, Inc.
  • National Peace Corps Association
  • Old Dominion Language Center
  • One Acre Fund
  • Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program
  • Peace Corps Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Peace Corps Office of Strategic Information, Research and Planning
  • Peace Corps Response
  • Phoenix Charter Academy Network
  • Population Services International
  • Share our Strength
  • Smithsonian
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Teach For America
  • TechnoServe
  • The Haitian Project
  • The White House Presidential Personnel Office
  • TRAK Services
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Asylum Division
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Refugee Affairs Division
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice – Criminal Division
  • U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • U.S. Department of Labor Departmental Budget Center
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • U.S. Department of State – International Organization Careers Unit
  • U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service National Capital Region
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • U.S. General Services Administration – Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Selected Service System
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • University Research Co., LLC
  • Urban Teacher Center
  • USAID - Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance & Office of Transition Initiatives
  • VaxTrac
Contact Information

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

RPCV Career Link

(formerly Hotline)

An interactive board of employment and educational opportunities for returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
RPCV Career Link

 

 

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