Archive - October 4, 2017

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Could you qualify for the Peace Corps today?
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Christopher Hill (Cameroon) new Professor of Diplomacy at Denver University

Could you qualify for the Peace Corps today?

  Lora King served as an agriculture and environment Volunteer in Ethiopia from 2012-14. She primarily worked with farmers on crop production, but also worked with students from local primary and secondary schools, and on after-school clubs and summer camps. She currently works as a Peace Corps Placement Officer for Ethiopia. • To qualify for the Peace Corps by Lora King (Ethiopia 2012–14)   AS A PLACEMENT OFFICER,  I often get asked at the end of the interview, “How can I be more competitive for this position?” This is a great question and one that I’d encourage anyone applying to become a Peace Corps Volunteer to think about. Why do I need to be more competitive? In 2015, the Peace Corps received a 40-year high of nearly 23,000 applications for approximately 4,000 open positions. Hard skills are some of the first things I see when I look at an application, and I’d . . .

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Christopher Hill (Cameroon) new Professor of Diplomacy at Denver University

  From The Denver Post — • DU creates professor of diplomacy post, aims for a bigger role in world events By MONTE WHALEY | mwhaley@denverpost.com | The Denver Post October 3, 2017 at 5:37 pm     “The University of Denver says it wants to play a bigger role in world events and is kickstarting those efforts by giving former ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill [Cameroon 1974–76] a new job. Hill, dean of DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies for the past seven years, on Tuesday was named chief adviser to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice of diplomacy, a first-of-its-kind role for a major American university, school officials said. In this newly created role, Hill will provide leadership on the global stage, drawing upon his experience and relationships with people, governments and organizations around the world, DU chancellor Rebecca Chopp said. “We are living . . .

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