Description: This event is hosted in partnership with the School of Public Health. 5 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be discussing their Peace Corps Experiences and how it led them to their careers today.
Description: Being thousands of miles from your friends and family and constantly adapting to new surroundings can be exhausting and isolating. Mental health is a critical part of our well-being and plays a critical role in our ability to perform the responsibilities asked of us as volunteers. What kind of support will you have as a volunteer? What can you do to best support yourself during this big change?
Description: Join us for a discussion on the Savior Complex in the Peace Corps! Here from several Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) about their experience, ask questions, and meet other Peace Corps Prep participants. Dinner will be included for all those who register by Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00am. Space is limited!
Description: Applying and serving isn't the end of the Peace Corps journey – it's the beginning of new possibilities! Join the Peace Corps recruiters and Peace Corps Prep program staff from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to learn about various career paths you might take after service. Hear from several panelists from the Greater Lansing and Ann Arbor areas about how their Peace Corps service impacted their careers and what they're doing now.
Description: During this virtual session, you will hear about Peace Corps service from a panel of returned volunteers who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). This will be an opportunity for students to learn about different identities abroad, ask questions, and hear about diverse, authentic service perspectives.
Description: Join returned volunteers Jess and Christian for a casual conversation about their experiences as first generation students, how this influenced their decision to join the Peace Corps, and the benefits of Peace Corps service for those who are the first in their family to go to college.
Description: Interested in joining the Peace Corps, but not sure how you could apply your degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering etc. to service? Join Christian Ilarraza Colon and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in the Environmental Sector in the Philippines on November 09, 2021 from 4-5 PM EST via Zoom to learn more.
Description: During this session, we will hear from two returned volunteers who are currently working in the medical field. We will discuss how the Peace Corps prepared them for medical school and, more generally, a career in medicine.