8:15am – 8:45am : Registration, UNE Salón de Actos
8:45am – 9:45am : Information Session , UNE Salón de Actos
10:am – 11:15am : Information Session, UNE Salón de Actos
11:30am – 12:00am : Interview on “Paliqueando” (UNE Visión/PBS)
2:30pm – 6:30pm : Information Booth in UNE Pasillo Central & UNE School Presentations
Peace Corps Visits University of the East to Promote Expanding Global Opportunities
Over 380 Puerto Rican residents have served in developing
countries around the globe.
ATLANTA, September 27, 2010-Rachel Mast, Peace Corps Atlanta Regional Office Recruitment Coordinator, will visit the University of the East on September 30, 2010, to encourage graduating seniors to apply now for two year assignments that will begin in the summer of 2011. Ms. Mast will also encourage underclassmen to begin researching how Peace Corps may be a viable opportunity to live, learn, and work overseas once they graduate from school.
David Leavitt, Public Affairs Specialist, said “Currently, we expect 1,000s of new assignments for 2011. We strongly encourage students, including liberal arts majors, to visit with us to gain a better understanding of how to competitively apply for these opportunities”.
Puerto Rico’s has a long history of supporting Peace Corps—over 380 alumni have served in developing countries around the world, and 9 are currently serving in Latin America and Africa.
What: Attendees will learn what Peace Corps’ current opportunities are and how to make their applications competitive. Learn what it’s like to live and work in an overseas community for 2 years. The session will include a new DVD presentation and time for Q and A.
Why: Peace Corps provides graduates with an excellent opportunity to positively serve America and Puerto Rico by serving others in 77 developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the South Pacific and Eastern Europe. Peace Corps also helps students jumpstart their career: in 2010, Peace Corps was formally ranked by undergraduate college students as the #1 Most Ethical Employer to meet their career goals (Universum Data).
Peace Corps helps colleges and universities achieve community service goals and is a major factor in the Princeton Review’s annual rating of “Top Colleges with a Conscience’.
New: Peace Corps'' new effort to attract undergraduates with technical degrees (like agriculture, accounting, health sciences) and liberal arts students to meet growing host country demands for specific types of technical assistance.