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Victor Bazoun (mrbazoun)
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Username: mrbazoun

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2008
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Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 11:41 am:   

Hello. I'm a freshman in college and I want to join the peace corps. My major is cellular and molecular biology. Is there a way I can obtain credits while obtaining my undergraduate degree? Or is that only possible with graduate school?

I have a few other questions:
Is it better to wait until I am finished with my undergraduate degree?
Would the Peace Corps. bring anything to a resume in the Biology/natural sciences department?
Admin1 (admin)
Username: admin

Post Number: 731
Registered: 7-2008
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Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:42 pm:   

1. There is a Peace Corps preparatory program at Knox college:

"The Peace Corps Preparatory Program will give students applying for the Peace Corps the college's stamp of approval, giving them a better shot at acceptance in the nationally competitive program. Only about two out of every five applicants become Peace Corps volunteers. The Peace Corps chose Knox as its first location for the preparatory program, which it hopes to initiate at other colleges and universities throughout the nation, because of the school's commitment to service and global understanding. "The mission of Knox to understand and improve our world is clearly aligned with the Peace Corps service mission," said Christine Torres, public affairs specialist with the Peace Corps Chicago Regional Office in June. "

More information at:

http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629 /2204516.html

2. Yes, you need to get your undergraduate degree first. You can apply your senior year though and it is a good idea to do so since the application progress can take from 3 to 12 months.

3. There are lots of biology majors who have gone into the Peace Corps. More information at:

http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629 /2027224.html


http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629 /2027775.html

Best regards,


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