We celebrated Peace Corps’ 59th Anniversary at the UW-Madison International Division! March 1-7, 2020 included a week full of activities at various campus locations: fun workshops, sharing of stories, knowledge and tips from Peace Corps Regional and Campus recruiters, and a 5K and 10K walk/run! Check out all that we had in store below!
We also had a couple special guests from Peace Corps to help us celebrate!
Manuel Colón served in Paraguay from 2010 to 2012 in the Environmental Conservation Education sector. Tali Levine served in Cambodia from 2015 to 2017 in the Education sector, with secondary projects in organic vegetable gardening and computer literacy. Manuel is now the Regional Recruitment Supervisor in Chicago and Tali is the Wisconsin Recruiter in Milwaukee. See their short bios here.
MARCH 3, 2020
International Opportunities for CALS Students
12:30-3 PM @ College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Find out about the countless opportunities around the globe for CALS students! At the information tables and during the panel presentation, hear from:
- Peace Corps Guest Recruiters
- CALS Study Abroad
- International Internship Program
- Language Institute
- Project Malawi
Here is the schedule:
12:30: Gather and chat over chai and cookies at the information tables
1-2 PM: Panel discussion of professionals and students who will share their experiences in study abroad, international internships, international student organizations, and Peace Corps (Click for information on the panelists!)
2-3 PM: Return to the information and advising tables to ask direct questions and get information about opportunities of interest
To help us celebrate 59 years of Peace Corps, you’ll learn from and speak with two returned Peace Corps volunteers, who now work for the Peace Corps! Manuel Colón served in Paraguay from 2010 to 2012 in the Environmental Conservation Education sector. Tali Levine served in Cambodia from 2015 to 2017 in the Education sector, with focuses on organic vegetable gardening and computer literacy. Manuel is the Regional Recruitment Supervisor in Chicago and Tali is the Wisconsin Recruiter in Milwaukee. See their short bios here.
MARCH 4, 2020
Drop-In Advising With Peace Corps
12-3 PM @ Wisconsin School of Business, BBA Career Engagement Studio, 3290 Grainger Hall
Find out about the countless ways your UW degree in any field can help you become a Peace Corps volunteer and enhance your graduate school or job opportunities! Drop in for career advising, or contact Kate Schachter to schedule one-on-one meeting time.
Peace Corps staff Manuel Colón (Chicago office) and Tali Levine (Milwaukee office) will be available for a unique advising opportunity. Check out their bios here.
MARCH 4, 2020
3:30-5 PM @ 6176 Helen C. White
Stop by to get help on the Peace Corps application process and meet people who have been in your shoes and succeeded. If you are a junior or senior (or anyone ready to apply to Peace Corps in the next 18 months) and thinking about Peace Corps as a post-graduation or mid-career change option, the timing of this workshop is perfect for you. Come find out how to glide through the application process.
You’ll learn exactly what placement officers want to see on your resume by learning from Peace Corps staff Manuel Colón (Chicago office) and Tali Levine (Milwaukee office). Check out their bios here. They will be joined by Writing Center tutor Sarah Hallas who will help you craft a motivation statement. Advance registration is requested.
MARCH 4, 2020
6th Annual Story Slam
6:30-8:30 PM @ The Rigby Pub and Grill
Come to hear speakers from almost every geographic area of Peace Corps as they entertain and engage you in 5-minute stories from their service. This year’s Story Slam theme is “The Tipping Point.”
Story-tellers share 5-minute stories to illustrate questions like… What was your “aha” moment in Peace Corps? What happened that suddenly the reason for your service became clear? Or that your reason for being in that country, at that time, became clear?
For information/updates on the event, click here!
Click here for the confirmed lineup for this event!
Check out the bios of two of our special guest speakers from Peace Corps, Manuel Colón (Chicago office) and Tali Levine (Milwaukee office), here.
MARCH 6, 2020
Open House / Human Library
1:00-5 PM @ 260 Bascom
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. Help us celebrate another successful year of Peace Corps service by #BadgerPeaceCorps!
MARCH 7, 2020
Freeze for Food 5K and 10K
Both races begin and end @ the Vilas Park Shelter
The RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison collaborate with Open Doors for Refugees to plan this annual 5K/10K Run/Walk at Vilas Park. The UW International Division is a sponsor. You are invited to run and walk with them to raise funds for food security projects related to refugees in Wisconsin. For information on this event and how to register, visit: Freeze For Food
Find out why Peace Corps service does not end when your two years of service are complete. For 39 years, the RPCVs of Madison have been organizing this fundraiser for food security projects.