Archive - March 18, 2014

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Getting Into The Peace Corps: It Ain't Easy
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The Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Getting Into The Peace Corps: It Ain't Easy

I heard from a friend in D.C. about a close neighbor, a young woman studying at New York University, who applied to the Peace Corps, via the Peace Corps Recruiter, a grad student, working on the NYU campus. The woman writes: “My neighbor’s daughter applied to the Peace Corps. She waited for months to get a response from her NYU PC recruiter. Then she found out that the campus recruiter had left campus months earlier and no one had given her a ‘heads up.’” The young woman was seeking a slot in the Ukraine program last year and it was so mishandled by the New York Peace Corps Recruitment Office, and the NYU campus based Recruiter that she didn’t get appointed. She asked to be considered for the next Ukraine program, as she speaks Russian fluently, and the Peace Corps Placement person at PC/HQ in D.C. told her to ‘take another . . .

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The Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities Howard University earns top spot after becoming first-ever HBCU to appear on Peace Corps’ national college rankings WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced its 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). For the third consecutive year, Howard University in Washington, D.C., claimed the top spot among HBCUs with 18 undergraduate alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Howard made Peace Corps history earlier this year as the first-ever HBCU to appear on the agency’s national list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ranking No. 16 among medium-sized undergraduate schools. Since 1961, 213 Howard alumni have served with the Peace Corps. For the first time, Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va., made this year’s list, ranking No. 3 among HBCUs with five alumni currently . . .

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