Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Special RPCV Career Event & United Nations Career Day in New York City

Apr 18 2013 - 8:00am - Apr 19 2013 - 7:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
New York University - Wasserman Center for Career Development & the Jacob J. Javitz Federal Building

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; 8:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

We are pleased to announce two special RPCV Career Events taking place back-to-back in New York City next month.  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), the Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services has something for you.

Thursday, April 18, 2013:  RPCV Regional Career Event

New York University
Wasserman Center for Career Development
2nd Floor
133 E. 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.         Registration

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Career Workshops
Attend this series of career workshops to learn techniques for telling your Peace Corps story in the job-search setting and exchange RPCV-specific career advice and best practices.

12 – 12:30 p.m.          Q&A with Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Peace Corps’ Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet wants to hear from you and will be on hand to answer questions from RPCVs attending the Career Event.

2 – 4:30 p.m.              RPCV Career Fair
Approximately 20 organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sector will be on hand to meet with RPCVs about current and future job openings.

 6 – 7:30 p.m.              “Around the World with Peace Corps” Recruitment Event
Help prospective volunteers, current applicants, and invitees catch a glimpse of what it’s like to serve abroad in the Peace Corps.

Friday, April 19, 2013:  RPCV – United Nations (UN) Career Day

Jacob J. Javitz Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza
Conference Rooms A & B
New York, NY 10278
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.          Registration

9:30 – 10 a.m.             Welcome Remarks
Peace Corps’ Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Deputy Ambassador to the UN Rosemary DiCarlo will deliver opening remarks to kick off the day.

10 – 10:45 a.m.           Demystifying the UN:  An Overview
A UN hiring manager will discuss the UN structure and function, how to navigate the UN system, and career opportunities to get your ‘foot in the door’ at the UN.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Panel:  Working at the UN
UN representatives from various agencies will be on hand to discuss the work they do as well as the overall role their agency plays within the UN.

 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.         Networking/Conversations with UN Staff
UN staff will mix and mingle with RPCVs and answer questions in this informal breakout session.

 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.         Peace Corps Response (PCR) Information Session
A PCR staff member will be on hand to inform RPCVs about exciting opportunities to serve overseas again in high impact, short-term assignments.

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.         RPCV Networking Hour
Hosted by the local Brooklyn/Queens RPCV Group, RPCVs will be given the chance to unwind and chat with fellow RPCVs from the NYC area. This is a great opportunity to continue practicing the networking skills you learned during Thursday’s career sessions.  Offsite – location TBD.

(Pre-registration closes at midnight EST on Monday, April 15, 2013)


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By Anna - Posted on 24 March 2013

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