The Peace Corps Helping RPCVs in the Big Apple and the Northeast

[Editor’s Note: Now, this is a great idea for helping RPCVs and I congratulate the Office Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services for getting it done. I don’t know if and when the Office has done this elsewhere in the U.S., but this is the first time I’ve seen it in NYC and the Northeast. ]


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Northeast Regional RPCV Career Conference & United Nations Career Day
Thursday, July 9, 2015 – Friday, July 10, 2015



NYU-Wasserman Center for Career Development 133 E. 13th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10003


8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT


Register today to attend these two special RPCV Career Events taking place back-to-back in New York City in July.  Whether you are interested in practicing your interviewing skills and polishing your resume, meeting with RPCV-friendly employers at a career fair, or learning how to get your foot in the door at the United Nations (UN), we have something for you.

***Note: This event is open only to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Thursday, July 9, 2015:  Northeast Regional RPCV Career Conference

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.               Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.               Welcome and Overview
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.             Storytelling in the Job Search: The Elevator Pitch & Interviewing
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.           Resume Writing 101
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Tips for Making the Most of the Career Fair
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.           Leveraging Noncompetitive Eligibility (NCE) in the Federal Job Search
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.             Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.               Peace Corps Response Info Session (optional)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 10, 2015: United Nations (UN) Career Day

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                Registration
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.              Welcome Career Fair featuring RPCV-friendly employers
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.            Demystifying the UN – an Overview with Q&A
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Working at the UN Panel
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.               Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.                 Networking/Conversations with UN Staff
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                 Q&A/Wrap Up
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.                 Networking Happy Hour with RPCVs of Greater NYC/Brooklyn @ the Brazen Fox (106 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10003)

Employers registered to attend the RPCV Career Fair as of June 15, 2015:

Camphill Communities of North America
Coney Island Prep
Context Matters, Inc.
Cultural Vistas
EF English First
Horne LLP
Hotel Trades Council
One Acre Fund
Options for College
Peace Corps Response
Richmond Teacher Residency
Safe Horizon
Save the Children
University Research Company, LLC
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Housing and Urban Development
U.S. General Services Administration
U.S. General Services Administration – Office of Inspector General
U.S. Social Security Administration
Uncommon Schools
The New School

Peace Corps Fellows graduate schools registered to attend as of June 15, 2015:

Antioch University New England
Bard College: Center for Environmental Policy & Master of Arts in Teaching
Brandeis University: Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Columbia University: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Clark University: International Development, Community and Environment & Graduate School of Management
Drexel University: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Fordham University
New York University
Rutgers-Camden: Public Affairs
SIT Graduate Institute
University of Pennsylvania: Fels Institute of Government
University of Rochester: Simon Business School

Additional Information

The Peace Corps is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its programs, activities, volunteer service, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this event, please contact at least 10 days in advance.

Contact Information

Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services

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  • John, I recommended your books when I participated in a Twitter Chat on Thursday night – new experience for me. It was hosted by Kate Tilton, and on memoirs. Are you on Twitter? Several John Coynes! If you are, I’ll follow; I’m @cathonye.

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