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Calendar of Peace Corps Events on Campus

Campus Representative's Drop-In Advising Hours

Drop-In Advising is OPEN for the spring semester!

Every Tuesdsay from 3:00 - 5:00pm
Ingraham Hall rm 331

Every Friday from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Red Gym rm 106 (at the far end of the long entry table)

Application Writing Workshops

Application Workshop
Thursday, April 14th
4:30-6:00pm, Writing Center rm 6172 Helen C. White Hall
-- Learn about the new streamlined Peace Corps application and timeline. Tailor your resume and motivation statement for the Peace Corps program of your choice.

Special Events!

Peace Corps Week! Monday, Feb. 29th - Friday, March 4th

Peace Corps Week Kickoff: Celebrating 55 years of Peace and Justice
Tuesday, March 1st
4:00-6:00pm, University Club

-- To celebrate National Peace Corps Week the UW International Division, UW Peace Corps, and the UW Institute for Regional and International Studies invite you to join us for a special speaker presentation and networking mixer. Cecilia Zarate, who was recently awarded the Global Citizen of the Year Award from the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations, will speak on the prospects for peace and justice in Colombia between the Government and FARC guerillas.

#LetGirlsLearn: A Documentary Screening of “Girl Rising”
Wednesday, March 2nd
Time TBD, Union South TITU

-- Find out more about the "Let Girls Learn" initiative and how the Peace Corps is working to create educational opportunities for girls worldwide with this special film screening. Join us for a special showing of Girl Rising, a documentary that journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.

Peace Corps Open House
Friday, March 4th
4:00-5:30pm, Red Gym, rm 106

-- Drop in to chat with a recruiter, connect with other students on the Peace Corps path, and speak with returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their international experiences.

General Information Meetings

Stories that Matter: Peace Corps Volunteer Panel
Tuesday, March 15th
4:00-5:30pm, Red Gym, Masley Media Room

-- Join us for a panel presentation by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers on how their service has impacted their lives and careers. We'll get a personal glimpse at how volunteers have made a difference in the communities they served and how their actions and experiences in the Peace Corps have changed the trajectory of their own lives.

Campus Fairs

Public Service Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 27th -- 3:00 - 6:00pm in the Varsity Hall, Union South 

Engineering Career Fair
Monday, Feb. 1st -- 11:00am - 5:00pm in the Gordon Dining and Event Center

Student Org. Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 2nd -- 5:00 - 8:00pm in the Kohl Center

Career and Internship Fair
Thursday, Feb. 11th -- 4:00 - 8:00pm in the Kohl Center

Wisconsin Ecology Undergraduate Job Fair
Thursday, Feb. 25th -- 10:00am-2:00pm in the Atrium of Birge Hall

Peace Corps Ambassadors Group

Get involved with the PC prior to volunteering overseas! Returned Peace Corps Volunteers-Madison (RPCV-Madison) is a student group that works in the Madison area on various campus events and community activities. Contact the Campus Recruiter for more information: peacecorps@international.wisc.edu

< Check this site often. There is always an opportunity for you to learn more about Peace Corps! You can find other events in the Midwest area at: "Find Local Events."

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