Peace Corps Events Fall 2021

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Trotter Multicultural Center – Multipurpose Room 2
Join us for a holiday gathering with the Peace Corps community! This is open to both returned Peace Corps volunteers and Peace Corps Prep students. Food will be provided. 
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Peace Corps Recruiters

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as having a disability. Join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments. Ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Recording for this event will be available upon request and not automatically distributed. 

This panel is a national event hosted by Peace Corps from 2:00–3:00 PM EST. You can register for the event here. We will be hosting a brief session from 3:00–3:30 PM EST with the U of M recruiters to provide a space for any lingering questions or discussion! 

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https://umich.zoom.us/j/94813067756
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Join us at this Peace Corps information session to learn about Peace Corps service, hear about volunteer experiences, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. 

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Zoom
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Peace Corps Recruiters

During this session, you will:

- Hear more about the application process

- Learn tips and tricks for your resume and motivation statement to ensure you stand out as strong applicant

- Meet with your campus Peace Corps Recruiters

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Peace Corps Recruiter

Join returned volunteers for a casual conversation focused on RPCVs who experienced resistance from friends and family when they decided to join the Peace Corps. Students will hear experiences from volunteers who served in the Philippines and have the chance to ask questions! 

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Peace Corps Recruiters

Join returned volunteers Jess and Christian for a casual conversation about their experiences as first generation college students. They will talk about how this influenced their decision to join the Peace Corps and how it impacted their Peace Corps service! Students will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

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Peace Corps Recruiters

For National Coming Out Day, the Peace Corps recognizes the incredible contributions and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ Peace Corps Volunteers. Join us learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from a panel of returned Peace Corps Volunteers. 

This panel is a national event hosted by Peace Corps from 5:00–6:00 PM EST. You can register for the event here. We will be hosting a brief session from 6:00–6:30 PM EST with the U of M recruiters to provide a space for any lingering questions! 

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Casa Dominick's

Connect with the University of Michigan's RPCV community for our first happy hour at Casa Dominick's! Light snacks will be provided. 

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Virtual Recruiters

During this panel discussion, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will talk to students about the various secondary projects that they developed during their service! 

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Peace Corps Recruiters

During this session, you will:

- Hear more about the application process

- Learn tips and tricks for your resume and motivation statement to ensure you stand out as strong applicant

- Meet with your campus Peace Corps Recruiters

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Peace Corps Recruiters

Interested in joining the Peace Corps, but don't know how you could utilize your Liberal Arts or STEM degree in Peace Corps service?

Join Christian Ilarraza Colon, the International Center's Peace Corps Strategic Recruiter, for a panel discussion on Peace Corps secondary projects and learn how you could apply your education and life experiences to various projects. Christian will be joined by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Daniel Hunter and Stephanie Estrera who will share their experiences implementing secondary projects in the Philippines. 



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Peace Corps Recruiters

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.  


Meet our panelists:

Elizabeth Scruggs is the chief resident for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, and previously completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan in 2018. She is originally from Tucson, AZ, where she received her undergraduate degree in Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. She spent several years working for the Center for Creative Photography in fine print restoration before becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer. She served as a youth development volunteer in Northern Peru from 2008-2010, and was a PCVC in Lima, Peru from 2010-2011. Elizabeth is interested in Infectious Diseases and plans to work in the areas of global health, refugee/migrant care, and public health in her future career. 

Yoonhee Ryder is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School, currently receiving a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at Michigan. She received her dual undergraduate degree in biology and anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Middle Eastern Studies minor at the American University in Dubai. After graduation, Yoonhee served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa for 2.5 years as a community health extension agent before starting medical school in 2018. Yoonhee aspires to continue to work in global health and global surgery in her future career.

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Peace Corps Recruiters
Join us for a casual info session on serving in the Peace Corps as a female. Topics will include health, safety, and relationships, and will also serve as a safe space for students to ask questions or express their concerns. 
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During this session, students will learn what the Peace Corps application process looks like and how to be a more competitive applicant. 
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Peace Corps Events Fall 2021
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