Contact UW-Madison Campus Recruiter
200B Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1121 (office)
Virtual or Walk-In Advising Hours
Check the Events on our Home Page for any changes to the regular schedule. The access links can be found there. For the academic year of 2021-2022, Advising is a hybrid of virtual and in-person during the same hours. Email the recruiter if you have questions.
Mondays, 4pm – 6pm
Thursdays, 11am – 1pm
Because of its long-established commitment to service and volunteerism, and continued interest in Peace Corps opportunities, UW-Madison employs a campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter who is responsible for providing advice and insight to those interested in the Peace Corps organization.
The Recruiter is your face-to-face resource to learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps, the application process, and what the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer entails. The Peace Corps Recruiter is housed within the UW-Madison International Division.
Kate Schachter, UW Campus Peace Corps Recruiter
Kate has broad experience working with Peace Corps. She made a personal commitment to her country and the Peace Corps concept in 1961 with President Kennedy’s challenge. She finally had the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana from 2004-2007. That was followed by active participation on the leadership team of the RPCVs of Wisconsin–Madison, from 2007 to the present. She also was elected as a National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Board member and Group Leaders Forum Coordinator from 2010–2013. In 2016 she returned to volunteer service as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. Kate is a co-founder and Group Leader of the RPCVs for Environmental Action.
Contact Kate at email@example.com.
Maj Fischer, Director for External Relations, UW-Madison International Division
Maj Fischer, currently Director for External Relations in UW-Madison’s International Division, was a Peace Corps Volunteer (Education) in Poland. She later worked for the agency as Associate Director for the Peace Corps in Fiji from 2003-2005, re-opening the program after its five-year hiatus.
After Fiji, she moved half way around the world to Copenhagen, Denmark, to work for The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) before returning to UW-Madison in 2010 where she started UW-Madison’s International Internship Program as well as coordinating the campus Peace Corps recruiting office. From 1996-2003, Maj served as Associate Director for UW-Madison’s International Academic Programs. She was also a Fulbright participant in Korea, a summer intern in Brussels, and spent a year in both Finland and Sweden as an exchange student. While she has lived around the world, Maj is a proud native of Wisconsin. She has an undergraduate degree (AB) from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) focusing on International Development and Education Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Contact Maj (pronounced “my”) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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