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UT Peace Corps Recruiter

Kristi Stillwell (RPCV, Burkina Faso, 1999-2001)

Email: peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu     Phone: (512) 232-9436

Walk-In Advisement Hours: 12:30-3:00 PM on Tuesdays & Wednesdays (when not at campus recruiting events)

Advisement Sessions also available by appointment, just email or call us.

Kristi provides on-campus recruiting & advising for current UT Austin students, staff/faculty, UT alumnae, & members of the general public.  Please visit PeaceCorps.gov for extensive information about all aspects of Peace Corps, including our IMPROVED APPLICATION PROCESS that allows you to choose where you want to go and what you want to do!  View current openings for job positions at www.peacecorps.gov/openings.  

Ready to apply using our SHORTENED APPLICATION & DECREASED PROCESSING TIMES?  Visit www.peacecorps.gov/apply.  We have application deadlines 4x/year in January, April, July and October.

RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS - New to Austin? Wanting to get involved? Scroll down to see the RPCV section, thanks!


Upcoming UT Peace Corps Events

You can register for any event by going to www.peacecorps.gov/events, doing a search for TX/Austin events, and clicking the "register" button for the event you're interested in.  The events below are open to current & recent students, members of the public, parents - anyone interested in aspects of Peace Corps.

February Events

Fri 2/12/16 – Nursing Career Fair • 12:00-2:30 PM • School of Nursing (1710 Red River Street), Room 1.112.  Peace Corps will have an info table & representatives at this fair. 

Thur 2/18/16 - Coffee Chat • 5:00-6:00 PM • Starbucks on 24th St.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting!  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it (usually outside unless it’s bad weather).  Please RSVP your space through the Facebook event link at https://www.facebook.com/events/584863955010723/.

Wed 2/24/16 – Health Professions Career Fair • 10:00-2:30 • TX Union Ballroom.  Peace Corps will have an info table & representatives at this fair. 

Thur 2/25/16 - Peace Corps Info Session • 5:30 PM • GAR (Garrison Hall) Rm 0.102.  Join us for this general info session where the campus recruiter will discuss Peace Corps basics, qualification requirements, benefits of service, and the application process. Please RSVP your space through the Facebook event link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/509842235855193/.

March Events

Tues 3/1/16 - SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A Panel w/Returned Peace Corps Volunteers! • 5:30-7:30 PM • UT International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Join us for this Q&A session with Returned Volunteers who have served all over the world & help us celebrate National Peace Corps Week!  Free dinner provided on first-come, first-served basis!  Please RSVP your space through the Facebook event link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/744587319008686/.

Tues 3/8/16 - APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 4:00-5:30 PM • UT International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications just in time for the next 4/1/16 application deadline!  Get assistance for your résumé and essay.  BRING a completed printed résumé if you'd like us to review it.  (Geared towards seniors graduating in May/Aug, or those that have already graduated, and are applying for either the April 1st or July 1st deadline.)

Thur 3/24/16 - Coffee Chat • 5:00-6:00 PM • Starbucks on 24th St.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting!  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it (usually outside unless it’s bad weather).

**FRIDAY 4/1/16: PEACE CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE for Oct/Nov/Dec 2016 departures**

April Events

Wed 4/6/16 – Teacher/Education Career Fair • 9:00-12:00 AM • Frank Erwin Center.  Peace Corps will have an info table & representatives at this fair. 

Wed 4/13/16 – Non-Profit/Government Career Fair • 11:00-3:00 • TX Union Ballroom.  Peace Corps will have an info table & representatives at this fair. 

Thur 4/14/16 - Peace Corps Info Session • 5:30 PM • GAR (Garrison Hall) Rm 0.102.  Join us for this general info session where the campus recruiter will discuss Peace Corps basics, qualification requirements, benefits of service, and the application process. 

Wed 4/20/16 – Social Work Career Fair • 2:00-4:30 • UT School of Social Work, Rooms 1.212 & 1.214.  Peace Corps will have an info table & representatives at this fair. 

Thur 4/21/16 - Coffee Chat • 5:00-6:00 PM • Starbucks on 24th St.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting!  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it (usually outside unless it’s bad weather).

May Events

Thur 5/5/16: APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 4:00-5:30 PM • UT International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Join us for this helpful workshop to help you prepare for the 7/1/16 application deadline.  Get assistance for your résumé and essay.  BRING a completed printed résumé if you'd like us to review it.  (Geared towards seniors graduating in May/Aug, or those that have already graduated, and are applying for either the July 1st or October 1st deadline.)

Thur 5/19/16 - Coffee Chat • 5:00-6:00 PM • Starbucks on 24th St.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting!  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it (usually outside unless it’s bad weather).

**FRIDAY 7/1/16: PEACE CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE for Jan/Feb/March 2017 departures**

Please visit and "Like" the UT Peace Corps Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PeaceCorpsUT for other updates and information!


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs)

Are you an RPCV that's new to Austin?  Wanting to get involved?  Great!  We have an active alum group here in Austin called HoTPCA, or Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association. 

You can find a lot of event and contact information, as well as information on how to join the association, on our HoTPCA website and Facebook page: 

Website: https://www.hotpca.org 

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/46520483764/ 

We also recommend you join our listserv for email communication regarding upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and calls for help at various activities (including UT Peace Corps recruiting events).  To subscribe just send an email to: HOTPCA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  You can find/join the Yahoo HoTPCA group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HOTPCA/info.  HoTPCA has regular events such as Ethnic Dinners, Happy Hours, service projects, an annual potluck meeting in November, and more!

If you're a NEW RPCV, don't forget to join the National Peace Corps Association, it's now FREE all the time for all RPCVs, no more dues, ever!  Lots of perks to belonging, go to http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/ for more info.  And also keep your contact info updated at the main Peace Corps RPCV site, https://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/staycon/updaterec/


Location and Mailing

Physical Location
The International Office
2400 Nueces Street, Ste. B., 1st floor
Austin, Texas 78705

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Regular Mailing Address
Peace Corps, The International Office
The University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Box A
Austin, Texas 78713-8901
 
Express Mail Address
Peace Corps, The International Office
2400 Nueces Street, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78705

Campus Mail
A7000