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Illinois Regional RPCV Career Event

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Location

Chicago, IL; Metcalfe Federal Building

Time

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Description

Registration is now open for the Illinois Regional RPCV Career Event! 

Make sure you're one of the more than 100 RPCVs expected at this RPCV Career Event.  At this two-day intensive 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. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • 8:00    Doors Open
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.    Welcome and Overview
  • 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.    Storytelling & Your Elevator Pitch
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.    Conducting an Effective Job Search
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    The Power of Networking & Informational Interviews
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.    LUNCH (on your own)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.    Special Lunchtime Session: Peace Corps Response Info Session
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.    Cover Letters: Making the Case
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.    Break
  • 2:15 – 4:00 p.m.    Resume Writing 101
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Resume Writing Lab - Individual feedback/Q&A
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     A Life Inspired: Storytelling Training and Performance (off-site at Haymarket Brewery - 737 W. Randolph St.)
 

Thursday May 15, 2014

  • 8:00    Doors Open
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.    Welcome
  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.    Leveraging Your Noncompetitive Eligibility in Federal Employment
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.    Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Acing your Job Interviews
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.    Making the Most of the Career Fair/Wrap Up
  • 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.    LUNCH (on your own)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.    Career Fair
  • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.     RPCV Networking Event with CAPCA (off-site location TBD)

  Employers confirmed to attend the RPCV Career Fair as of April 24, 2014:

  • AmeriCorps NCCC & VISTA
  • Chicago Area Peace Corps Association
  • City Staffing Services, Inc.
  • EF Education First
  • Epic
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Match Education
  • Peace Corps Response
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • PotashCorp
  • Teach For America
  • Thresholds
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Urban Teacher Center

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs confirmed to attend the RPCV Career Fair as of April 22, 2014:

  • DePaul University - School of Public Service
  • Illinois State University - Stevenson Center for Applied Community Development
  • Marquette University - Trinity Fellows Program
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Washington University - George Warren Brown School of Social Work
  • Western Illinois University
Contact Information

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

RPCV Career Link

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