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Peace Corps at UT

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, and UT alumnae who have graduated within the past year.  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 NEW 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 new SHORTENED APPLICATION & DECREASED PROCESSING TIMES?  Visit www.peacecorps.gov/apply

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.

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

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

MARCH EVENTS

Thur 3/12/15:  Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Caffe Medici, 2222 Guadalupe Street, 78705.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting.

Thur 3/12/15:  Peace Corps Info Table • 11:30-1:30 • West Mall tabling area. Come speak with a UT Peace Corps representative & get information.

Tues 3/24/15:  Peace Corps Info Table • 11:30-1:30 • Jester Concourse, Table 1 (by Wendy's). Come speak with a UT Peace Corps representative & get information.

Wed 3/25/15:  UT PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 12:00-2:00 PM • FAC Rm 18 (Liberal Arts Career Center).  Lunch provided!  (Please RSVP to 512-232-9436 or peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu.)  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications for the next "apply by" deadline of April 1, 2015!  Expert consultants from the UT University Writing Center will be co-conducting the workshop to help you with your résumé and essay.  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed résumé (printed & electronic).  (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)

Thur 3/26/15:  UT Austin: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  Let us treat you to pizza or salad while we chat about the possibilities of Peace Corps!  MUST RSPV by Mon 3/23/15 to reserve a spot: email peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-232-9436.  Group limited to 10 people.  Reminder: You must be a US citizen to join Peace Corps.

APRIL EVENTS

Wed 4/1/15:  UT Austin Liberal Arts Career Fair • 11:00-3:30 • TX Union Ballroom. UT Peace Corps will have an information table at this fair.

Thur 4/2/15:  Coffee Chat • 9:30-10:30 AM • Caffe Medici, 2222 Guadalupe Street, 78705.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting.

Wed 4/8/15:  UT Austin Non-Profit/Government Career Fair • 11:00-3:30 • TX Union Ballroom. UT Peace Corps will have an information table at this fair.

Thur 4/9/15:  UT Peace Corps Information Session • 5:30-7:00 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA) Rm 105.  Free refreshments!  Learn about the Peace Corps application process, service life, and what it takes to qualify.

Thur 4/30/15:  UT Austin: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  Let us treat you to pizza or salad while we chat about the possibilities of Peace Corps!  MUST RSPV by Mon 4/27/15 to reserve a spot: email peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-232-9436.  Group limited to 10 people.  Reminder: You must be a US citizen to join Peace Corps.

MAY EVENTS

Wed 5/6/15:  UT Austin Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Caffe Medici, 2222 Guadalupe Street, 78705.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting.

Tues 5/12/15:  UT PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 1:00-3:00 PM • International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Refreshments provided!  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications!  Expert consultants from the UT University Writing Center will be co-conducting the workshop to help you with your résumé and essay.  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed résumé (printed & electronic).  (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)

Thur 5/28/15:  UT Austin: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  Let us treat you to pizza or salad while we chat about the possibilities of Peace Corps!  MUST RSPV by Mon 5/25/15 to reserve a spot: email peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-232-9436.  Group limited to 10 people.  Reminder: You must be a US citizen to join Peace Corps.


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

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