Students will get a chance to discuss service opportunities with the Peace Corps on Thursday, Sept. 7 during a special presentation about tips that lead to successful Peace Corps applications. The information session, facilitated by Regional Peace Corps Recruiter Anne Tatarsky – a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in Coxe 8.
During the program, Tatarsky will share insights about where Peace Corps volunteers serve, what it’s like to be on assignment and the types of skills developed during deployment. In addition, she will address how to navigate the application process and how students can prepare to apply. All students are encouraged to attend if they are thinking about applying to the Peace Corps; the session is designed for juniors and seniors.
Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 219 alums from HWS have served as volunteers, including 12 alums currently volunteering. Hobart and William Smith rank fourth among small schools on the Peace Corps’ newly published 2017 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.
Another session titled, “Pizza with the Peace Corps” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. in Merritt Hall 100. During the discussion, students will have the opportunity to talk with four HWS returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are currently faculty members.
The Peace Corps information sessions are sponsored by Hobart and William Smith’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL).