Archive - March 23, 2011

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Published in today's The Hill — "Capitol Hill Corps"
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Where's the Peace Corps? Nowhere, That's Where!

Published in today's The Hill — "Capitol Hill Corps"

By Emily Cahn – For two years, Matt Colvin lived in a rickety wooden shack above chicken and rooster coops in rural Jamaica, working as a Peace Corps volunteer to help semi-literate fishermen create laws regarding overfishing in the region. Colvin, 27, now a staff assistant to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), says his overseas experience is often hard to describe to others, even though he sees it as beneficial to share in his job on Capitol Hill. If he could organize semi-literate fishermen to help change environmental laws in Jamaica, he said, he could surely help to get legislation drafted and passed in the U.S. To better connect these two experiences, Colvin and Chris Robinson, a fellow Capitol Hill aide and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), are launching a staff association for their contemporaries who also worked in the Peace Corps. The two hope to help their colleagues translate their . . .

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Where's the Peace Corps? Nowhere, That's Where!

Remember when the Peace Corps led these lists of what college graduates wanted to do? Well, here’s a new one, the results of the US Professional Survey. It reveals how working professionals perceive organizations as employers. And it indicates a company’s position in relation to its competitors in the recruitment market. There were 10,000 respondents in the survey. Something has changed. Is it the age or the agency? Google 1 Apple  2 The Walt Disney Company 3 U.S. Department of State 4 Amazon 5 FBI 6 Microsoft 7 Central Intelligence Agency 8 NASA 9 Teach for America 10 Peace Corps 11 Nike 12 (Well, at least we beat out Nike!)

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