Sometimes a job search can seem like a daunting process. Turning in multiple applications for a position you’re not even sure you want to pursue can seem discouraging. So, why are you going through this process? Do you think this will lead to great happiness and success for you? Have you considered other options? Have you considered….the Peace Corps?

The Peace Corps mission has three simple goals:

  1. Help participating countries meet their need for trained men and women
  2. Help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  3. Help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

Peace Corps Volunteers work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology.  Peace Corps Volunteers work in countries from Asia to Central America, and from Europe to Africa.

The Peace Corps is a popular option for many graduating students who are interested in volunteering in developing countries to bring about peace and care for the community. To find out more, visit the Peace Corps website, contact your Oregon State University Peace Corps representative, or stop by Career Services in the basement of Kerr Administration to pick up some helpful materials.peace corps map

How far would you go to help someone? Would you go to the end of your driveway? Would you cross a street? Would you cross an ocean? To a place 6,000 miles from home? And how long would you go? Would you go for a week? A month? A year? Would you go for 2 years? Would you go if you could use your knowledge to teach someone and… in the process… maybe learn something yourself? Life is calling! How far will you go?

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