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Peace Corps Visits MSU: Life is Calling. How Far Will you Go?

Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Reid Hall, 108

Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource - its people. Volunteers serve in over 65 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, health, youth & community development, community & economic development, agriculture, and environment.

Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and a great way to get two years of international experience under your belt upon graduation. Come learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process at our table at the Almost Spring Career Fair in the SUB Ballrooms.

5:30 to 7 p.m. - Special Event: Celebrate Peace Corps & MSU's Legacy of Service
Reid Hall & Room 108
Special visiting guest & Peace Corps Associate Director of Volunteer Recruitment & Selection, Helen Lowman, will speak about Peace Corps' lasting partnership with Montana State University and the ways in which Bobcats have made a difference in communities around the world. Peace Corps representatives and returned volunteers will share inspirational stories of service abroad.

Unable to attend? Watch a short Peace Corps "Be a Volunteer" informative video.  Check out local Peace Corps events in your area or find out about additional future online information sessions. Contact your Montana Peace Corps Representative, Erin Erickson at eerickson2@peacecorps.gov or call 206-239-6624 ;Toll-free 1.855.855.1961, press option 3 (recruitment), then press 6 (Seattle).  Read more about the benefits of Peace Corps service and how you can become a more qualified applicant.

Do you have more than 10 years of professional work experience? You may want to consider shorter term opportunities overseas (3-12 months) through Peace Corps Response positions- plus Global Service Health Partnership positions abroad for licensed physicians and nurses.

Sign-up to receive email updates about upcoming Peace Corps events in your area.

Interested in graduate school opportunities? Combine Peace Corps service with earning your master's degree, before or after service, with added financial and career building benefits.

APPLY NOW (by March 1st for priority consideration this year) to begin your life-defining experience overseas! We currently have thousands of openings. The application process takes approximately 9-12 months so be sure to plan ahead (SENIORS--that's YOU).  

These opportunities are being sponsored by the MSU Office of Activities & Engagement. 406-994-6902 or engagement@montana.edu

The cost of this event is: Free

For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Activities and Engagement
406-994-6902
engagement@montana.edu

Sponsored by:
Activities and Engagement

Listed as: Student Life Office of Activities and Engagement