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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!

(***PLEASE NOTE: UT Peace Corps will be out of the office from Dec 19 through Jan 5.***)


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!

FALL SEMESTER 2014

DECEMBER EVENTS

Wed 12/17/14:  Coffee Chat • 5:30-6:30 PM • CHANGE IN LOCATION: Caffé Medici, 2222B Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705.  Interested potential applicants and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers welcome!

(***PLEASE NOTE: UT Peace Corps will be out of the office for holiday break from December 19 through January 5.***)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

JANUARY EVENTS

Wed 1/7/15:  Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Einstein's Bagels (2404 Guadalupe)

Thur 1/8/15:  PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RESUME WORKSHOP • 12:00-2:00 PM • International Office, 2400 Nueces, Austin 78705.  Lunch provided!  (Please RSVP by Wed 1/7/15 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 January 15, 2015!  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed resume (printed & electronic). (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)

Wed 1/21/15:  CHOCOLATE Chat  • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  We provide the chocolate, you provide the questions about Peace Corps!

Thur 1/29/15: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Mellow Mushroom Pizza, 2426 Guadalupe.  Let us treat you to pizza or salad while we chat about the possibilities of Peace Corps!  MUST RSPV by Mon 1/26/15 to reserve a spot: email peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-232-9436.  Group limited to 10 people.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Tues 2/3/15: Interview Success Workshop/Panel • 5:30-6:45 PM • Location TBA.  Join us at this panel hosted by the College of Natural Sciences Career Design Center, where various employers and agencies will give advice on how to ace your selection interview.  We'll be discussing recommendations and tips on how to prepare for and succeed at the Peace Corps interview as part of your competitive application process.

Wed 2/4/15:  Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Einstein's Bagels (2404 Guadalupe)

Tues 2/10/15: “Be My Peace Corps Valentine” Information Session • 5:30-7:00 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA) Rm 105.  Free Valentine’s Day refreshments!  Learn about the Peace Corps application process, service life, and what it takes to qualify.

Wed 2/18/15:  CHOCOLATE Chat • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  We provide the chocolate, you provide the questions about Peace Corps!

Thur 2/19/15: French Brown Bag Info Session • 12:30-1:30 PM • Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) Lounge/Rm 2.118.  Si vous pouvez lire ceci, nous avons besoin de vous!  If you're a French major or speak/know some French, you're considered very comptetitive for Peace Corps!  Bring a brown bag lunch to this session and learn about the Peace Corps application process, available Volunteer positions, and what it takes to qualify.

Wed 2/25/15:  UT Health Professions Career Fair • 10:00-2:30 • Rec Sports Center (RSC) Gym/Ballroom. UT Peace Corps will have an information table at this fair.

Thur 2/26/15: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Mellow Mushroom Pizza, 2426 Guadalupe.  Let us treat you to pizza or salad while we chat about the possibilities of Peace Corps!  MUST RSPV by Mon 2/23/15 to reserve a spot: email peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-232-9436.  Group limited to 10 people.

MARCH EVENTS

Wed 3/4/15:  Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Einstein's Bagels (2404 Guadalupe)

Thur 3/5/15: "Peace Corps Around the World" Special Event • 5:30-7:00 PM • International Office, 2400 Nueces, Austin 78705.  In honor of National Peace Corps Week, join us for this special event – meet and talk with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served all over the world to ask your questions about Peace Corps service, see cultural artifacts and taste food from the countries they served in!  Free refreshments.

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!  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed resume (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 • Mellow Mushroom, 2426 Guadalupe.  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.

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.

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.

Wed 4/15/15:  UT Austin CHOCOLATE Chat • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  We provide the chocolate, you provide the questions about Peace Corps!

Thur 4/30/15:  UT Austin: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Mellow Mushroom, 2426 Guadalupe.  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.

MAY EVENTS

Wed 5/6/15:  UT Austin Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Einstein's Bagels (2404 Guadalupe)

Tues 5/12/15:  UT PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 12:00-2:00 PM • UWC (Undergraduate Writing Center), in FAC 211.  Lunch provided!  (Please RSVP to 512-232-9436 or peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu.)  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications!  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed resume (printed & electronic).  (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)       

Wed 5/20/15:  UT Austin CHOCOLATE Chat • 5:30-6:30 PM • Location TBA.  We provide the chocolate, you provide the questions about Peace Corps!

Thur 5/28/15:  UT Austin: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30-6:30 PM • Mellow Mushroom, 2426 Guadalupe.  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.


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.


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