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PRE-REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED: Special RPCV Career Event & United Nations Career Day in New York City

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013


New York University - Wasserman Center for Career Development & the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building


8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; 8:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.




We are pleased to announce two special RPCV Career Events taking place back-to-back in New York City this month.  Whether you are interested in practicing your interviewing skills and polishing your resume, meeting with RPCV-friendly employers at a career fair, or learning how to get your foot in the door at the United Nations (UN), the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services has something for you.

Thursday, April 18, 2013:  RPCV Regional Career Event

New York University
Wasserman Center for Career Development
2nd Floor
133 E. 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.         Registration

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Career Workshops
Attend this series of career workshops to learn techniques for telling your Peace Corps story in the job-search setting and exchange RPCV-specific career advice and best practices.

12 – 12:30 p.m.          Q&A with Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Peace Corps’ Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet wants to hear from you and will be on hand to answer questions from RPCVs attending the Career Event.

2 – 4:30 p.m.              RPCV Career Fair
Approximately 20 organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sector will be on hand to meet with RPCVs about current and future job openings.

 6 – 7:50 p.m.              “Around the World with Peace Corps” Recruitment Event
Help prospective volunteers, current applicants, and invitees catch a glimpse of what it’s like to serve abroad in the Peace Corps.


Employers registered to attend the RPCV Career Fair as of April 16, 2013:

  • Bloomberg
  • BronxWorks
  • City Year - New York
  • Democracy Prep Public Schools
  • EngenderHealth
  • Harlem RBI
  • Human Rights Watch
  • New Jersey Community and Development Corporation (NJCDC)
  • NYC Service
  • One Acre Fund
  • Peace Corps Response
  • People's Prep Charter School
  • Repair the World
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Teach For America
  • The Foreign Policy Association
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of State - International Organization Employment Information and Assistance Office
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • UN Women
  • Uncommon Schools
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • University Research Co., LLC (URC)
  • Voss Foundation
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Education Services (WES)
  • ZocDoc


Friday, April 19, 2013:  RPCV – United Nations (UN) Career Day

Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza
Conference Rooms A & B
New York, NY 10278

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.          Registration

9:30 – 10 a.m.             Welcome Remarks
Peace Corps’ Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Deputy Ambassador to the UN Rosemary DiCarlo will deliver opening remarks to kick off the day.

10 – 10:45 a.m.           Demystifying the UN:  An Overview
A UN hiring manager will discuss the UN structure and function, how to navigate the UN system, and career opportunities to get your ‘foot in the door’ at the UN.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Panel:  Working at the UN
UN representatives from various agencies will be on hand to discuss the work they do as well as the overall role their agency plays within the UN.

 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.         Networking/Conversations with UN Staff
UN staff will mix and mingle with RPCVs and answer questions in this informal breakout session.

 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.         Peace Corps Response (PCR) Information Session
A PCR staff member will be on hand to inform RPCVs about exciting opportunities to serve overseas again in high impact, short-term assignments.

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.         RPCV Networking Hour
Hosted by the local Brooklyn/Queens RPCV Group, RPCVs will be given the chance to unwind and chat with fellow RPCVs from the NYC area. This is a great opportunity to continue practicing the networking skills you learned during Thursday’s career sessions.  This event will be held at the Tribeca Tap House (363 Greenwich Street, New York, NY). For more information and to register, click here.

Event Website Links

Spaces fill fast so visit here to register online!

(Pre-registration closes at midnight EST on Friday, April 12, 2013)


Additional Information

Please note that this special two-day event will take place in two different venues:

Day One: RPCV Career Event & RPCV Career Fair
New York University Wasserman Career Development Center
2nd Floor
133 E. 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

Day Two: United Nation Career Event
Jacob J. Javitz Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, Conference Rooms A & B
New York, NW 10278

Contact Information

Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services



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