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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 2.***)


Upcoming Events

You can register for any event by going to www.peacecorps.gov/events, doing a search for TX 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 event information!

FALL SEMESTER 2014

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Tues 11/18/14:  CAREER EXPLORATION/INFORMATION SESSION for Geoscience Majors • 4:00-5:00 PM • JGB 2.102A. Geared toward Geoscience majors but open to any other majors as well who may want to attend.

Wed 11/19/14:  Coffee Chat  • 5:30-6:30 PM • Texas Union Building, Pearce Hall Rm 2.404 (Inside the Forty Acres Room, ground floor next to the Copy Center & opposite end of building from Starbucks)

Thurs 11/20/14:  INFORMATION SESSION for Education/Teaching Majors • 5:30-7:00 PM • Welch Hall (WEL) Rm 2.308. Refreshments provided!  Geared toward Education majors but open to any other majors as well who may want to attend.  We’ll be Skyping with a currently-serving Education Peace Corps Volunteer who is serving in Lesotho, Africa and is a graduate of the UTeach program here at UT! 

Mon 11/24/14:  INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SOCIETY Group Presentation • 7:00-8:00 PM • Mezes Hall (MEZ) 1.306.  Geared towards those aspiring towards careers in international affairs but open to anyone who would like to attend.

Tues 11/25/14:  INFORMATION SESSION for Communication Majors • 12:00-1:00 PM • Communication Center A (CMA) Rm 3.108. Bring a brown bag lunch to this session & hear about Peace Corps possibilities for Communication majors!  Geared toward Communication majors but open to any other majors as well who may want to attend.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Wed 12/3/14:  Coffee Chat • 10:00-11:00 AM • Einstein's Bagels (2404 Guadalupe)

Tues 12/9/14:  PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RESUME WORKSHOP • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM • Liberal Arts Career Services, FAC Rm 18. Refreshments provided!  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 please (printed & electronic). (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)

Wed 12/17/14:  Coffee Chat • 5:30-6:30 PM • CHANGE IN LOCATION: Caffé Medici, 2222B Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

(***PLEASE NOTE: UT Peace Corps will be out of the office for holiday break from December 19 through January 2.***)

 

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 • 12:00-1:30 PM • International Office, 2400 Nueces, Austin 78705.  Refreshments provided!  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 please (printed & electronic). (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)

Wed 1/21/15:  Coffee Chat  • 5:30-6:30 PM • Texas Union Building, Pearce Hall Rm 2.404 (Inside the Forty Acres Room, ground floor next to the Copy Center)


Peace Corps Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats are held every first and third Wednesday of each month: On the first Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM at Einstein's Bagels (2404 Guadalupe, Austin TX 78705), and on the third Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Texas Union Bldg (UNB) Pearce Hall Rm 2.404 (inside the Forty Acres Room, ground level in NW corner of the building, next to the Copy Center, at the opposite end of the building from the Union Starbucks). *Check the schedule above for any changes in locations, which do happen from time to time.*  Interested UT students, staff and alumni are invited to meet and talk with returned Peace Corps volunteers and the UT Campus Peace Corps Recruiter. Learn about the Peace Corps and hear some great stories! (We usually don't meet during school holidays/breaks or vacation times but check event schedule above for actual dates.)


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