Peace Corps Office Hours at UMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Goodell Building 511 [please check-in at main desk]
Amherst, MA 01003
Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource its people. Volunteers serve in 76 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment.
Please sign-up for an individual 20min appointment with a Peace Corps Recruiter bring an updated resume if you have it. Have your curiosities answered, learn how to be a competitive applicant, and see how your skills fit in to the Peace Corps mission of service.
To sign-up please contact Career Services at: 413.545.2238.
Considering a career in International Development? Do you see yourself working overseas for the Government or perhaps a well-known international NGO? Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of community members? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider becoming a Peace Corps volunteer after graduation. Today's Peace Corps is working in emerging and essential areas such as sustainable agriculture and microfinance, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The application process takes about a year from the day you apply to the time you could potentially go overseas, so NOW is the time to start preparing!
The mission and three goals of Peace Corps are the same after over fifty years. 1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. 2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. 3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans. The Peace Corps is one of the best experiences you can get after college. It's a great bridge between school and full time work or grad school. Have the adventure of a life time AND greatly enhance your resume. Hiring managers know that Returned Peace Corps Volunteers offer their organizations creativity, leadership, ethics, commitment and resourcefulness.
About the Peace Corps: Read more or watch a video about what it's like to be a Volunteer including what Volunteers do, where they go, and the many benefits of Peace Corps service. Or apply now to begin your life-defining experience.
For questions about this event contact Zoe Armstrong
If you require a reasonable accommodation when attending a Peace Corps event, please contact the recruiter identified in the “for questions about this event” section of the event listing. Please provide the details of the reasonable accommodation you are requesting.
Last updated May 03 2013