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Laura Randall
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Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 11:59 pm:   

I am applying for the PC and am wondering if anyone could tell me how their service positively or negatively effected their career. I would especially like to hear from those who were environmental/conservation volunteers and from those who now work in the natural sciences. I have a B.S. in Ecology & Wildlife Biology and a Master's Certificate in Science Illustration and would love to hear about the experiences of other "science nerds"! Thanks for your help! You can email me directly at
Elwood Wells (wellsbirdranch)
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Registered: 9-2011
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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 1:21 pm:   

I just retired after teaching 40 years. My first two years were in Peace Corps. I can't say it was positive or negative. Many districts only give you one years experience for Peace Corps, but it does change you and your outlook so it depends on whether you just mean monetarily. Monetarily you never catch up by the way.
When I graduated jobs were tough and it gave me a chance to teach right away. That part is true now as well, unfortunately.

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