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Peace Corps at UT Austin

UT Peace Corps Recruiter

Kristi Stillwell

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

Walk-In Office Hours: 1:00-3:00 PM most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (when not at campus recruiting events)

Advisement Sessions also available by appointment.

Kristi provides on-campus recruiting & advising for current UT Austin students, staff, faculty, UT alumnae and members of the general public.  Kristi served as a health-sector Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999-2001 in Burkina Faso (Africa).  Please email Kristi or visit during walk-in hours if you are interested in or need more information about Peace Corps.

Also 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.  Visit youtube.com/PeaceCorps to see how volunteers live and what kinds of projects they work on. 

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 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.

September Events

Thur 9/3/15 - Peace Corps Info Table • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM • Jester Concourse, Space 1 (across from Wendy's).  Come speak with a Peace Corps representative to get general information & ask your questions about Peace Corps service.

Wed 9/9/15 - Study Abroad Fair • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Gregory Plaza.  Peace Corps will have an information table at this fair, come speak to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their experience!

Thur 9/10/15 - GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION • 5:30-6:30 PM • GAR (Garrison Hall) Rm 0.102.  Join us for this info session to learn about the Peace Corps application process, service life, and what it takes to qualify.

Wed 9/16/15 - Peace Corps Info Table • 9:15-10:45 AM • Jester Concourse, Space 1 (across from Wendy's).  Come speak with a Peace Corps representative to get general information & ask your questions about Peace Corps service.

Thur 9/17/15 - Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, Austin TX 78705.  UT Peace Corps Coffee Chats are held on the third Thursday of each month.  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.

Mon 9/21/15 - College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Fair • 1:00-6:00 PM • Frank Erwin Center.  Peace Corps will have an information table at this fair, come speak to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their experience!

Wed 9/23/15: APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 4:00 PM • UT International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications just in time for the next October 1st 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 or those that have already graduated, and are applying for either the October 1st or January 1st deadline.)

Mon 9/28/15 - Peace Corps Info Table • 12:30 - 2:30 PM • Jester Concourse, Space 1 (across from Wendy's).  Come speak with a Peace Corps representative to get general information & ask your questions about Peace Corps service.

October Events

Wed 10/7/15 - Liberal Arts Career Fair • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Texas Union Ballroom.  Peace Corps will have an information table at this fair, come speak to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their experience!

Wed 10/14/15 - GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION • 5:30-6:30 PM • MEZ (Mezes Hall) Rm 0.306.  Join us for this info session to learn about the Peace Corps application process, service life, and what it takes to qualify.

Thur 10/15/15 - Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, Austin TX 78705.  UT Peace Corps Coffee Chats are held on the third Thursday of each month.  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.

November Events

Wed 11/11/15 - SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A PANEL with RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS • 5:30 PM • GEA (Gearing Hall) Rm 105.  Join us for this special event to hear from several Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served all over the world.  Free refreshments!  Get different perspectives and ask them your questions about what it's really like to serve in Peace Corps!

Thur 11/19/15 - Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, Austin TX 78705.  UT Peace Corps Coffee Chats are held on the third Thursday of each month.  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.

December Events

Wed 12/2/15: APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 4:00 PM • UT International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications just in time for the next JANUARY 1st 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 or those that have already graduated, and are applying for either the January 1st or April 1st deadline.)

Tues 12/8/15 - Peace Corps Info Table • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM • Jester Concourse, Space 1 (across from Wendy's).  Come speak with a Peace Corps representative to get general information & ask your questions about Peace Corps service.

Wed 12/16/15 - SPECIAL EVENT:  PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS • 12:00-1:30 PM • Join us for a FREE pizza lunch to celebrate the end of finals (yay!) and to discuss all your questions about Peace Corps - what it's like to serve, the application process, etc.  MUST RSVP by Mon 12/14 to 512-232-9436 or peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu to reserve your spot; space is limited to 10 people.  Location will be given to you once you RSVP (it's a local pizza place within walking distance of campus).

Thur 12/17/15 - Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, Austin TX 78705.  UT Peace Corps Coffee Chats are held on the third Thursday of each month.  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.

 

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


Master's International Program at UT

UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer 2 graduate degree programs in conjunction with Peace Corps service: Master in Global Policy Studies and Master in Public Affairs. Visit here for more detailed information or contact the program office at 512-232-4013 or email: lbjadmit@uts.cc.utexas.edu.


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, the dues for your first year are FREE!  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
Austin, Texas 78713-8901
P.O. Box A
 
Express Mail Address
Peace Corps, The International Office
2400 Nueces Street, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78705

Campus Mail
A7000