2005.01.01: January 1, 2005: Headlines: Directors: COS - Dominican Republic: Headquarters: USAID: Working for change By Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff: Aaron Williams talks about the Influence that serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer had on his life

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Aaron Williams talks about the Influence that serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer had on his life

Aaron Williams talks about the Influence that serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer had on his life

"Either we served together, or I met them through Peace corps linkages, or they were in AID and were part of the Peace Corps before, which is not unusual. It's a pretty high caliber of people you meet in the Peace Corps. I happened to be with a group that was really extraordinary in terms of what they've done in their careers in public service; senators, newspaper columnists, heads of major NGOs, all involved in some degree of public service, lots of corporate executives." President Obama named RPCV Aaron Williams the Director of the Peace Corps on July 14, 2009.

Aaron Williams talks about the Influence that serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer had on his life

Working for change

By Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Aaron Williams was interviewed the book "Working for Change," a book that focuses on development management positions in international service employment and offers guidance on finding the right mix of service objectives, degree programs, job opportunities and personal lifestyle choices.

[Excerpt]

Aaron Williams was initially inspired by a graduate from his high school who joined the Peace Corps. Knowing that someone he could identify with had pursued this path gave him the confidence to follow suit. He now estimates that ninety percent of his friends are Peace Corps related in some way.

"Either we served together, or I met them through Peace corps linkages, or they were in AID and were part of the Peace Corps before, which is not unusual. It's a pretty high caliber of people you meet in the Peace Corps. I happened to be with a group that was really extraordinary in terms of what they've done in their careers in public service; senators, newspaper columnists, heads of major NGOs, all involved in some degree of public service, lots of corporate executives."

Even with those you did not serve with, conversations about the Peace Corps with others who have served can be a bonding experience.




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