|By Toby Schaeffer (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 7:24 pm: Edit Post|
Here is a reminder for those of you who live in the South Florida region:
Peace Corps and National Peace Corps Sponsored Career Fair at Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus. Thursday, January 29, 2004: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The fair will be held in the Flag Courtyard on the InterAmerican Campus, located in the "Little Havana" section of Miami. 627 SW 27th Ave. Miami, FL. 33135.
A map of the campus is also available—visit the NPCA’s website for information and maps for the fair: www.rpcv.org/career_fairs (and click on the link for Miami).
This event will allow you to meet with recruiters from national and international organizations that focus on development and relief work, as well as government agencies and for-profit companies with varying interests. You will also have the chance to speak with recruiters from graduate schools across the country. Don't miss out on this event! Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.
Please note that this event will also be open to students of the Miami Dade College system. Most recruiters are interested in the skills and experience you can bring to their organization as an RPCV though, so be sure to wear something or carry something that identifies you as an RPCV. Stop by the NPCA information table to pick up an RPCV button when you arrive.
The following recruiters have confirmed so far:
Action Against Hunger
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
Big Brothers Big Sisters
FPMI (a contractor for Transportation Security Administration)
Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing
(a Fellows/USA program)
Lumana Global Corp.
Miami-Dade County Health Department
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation
Service Employees International Union
Teach for America
University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies--Master’s International, Fellows/USA programs
Agency for International Development
US Customs and Border Protection
US Dept. of State
US Peace Corps
Other events of interest:
--the LBJ school at University of Texas at Austin is opening its career fair on February 6th to RPCVs: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/osap/career/careerfair
--NPCA is associated with the Nonprofit Career Fair being held at UT Austin on March 25th. List of recruiters signed on so far at http://asp.symplicity.com/forstudents/406.
General information at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/%7Eutccnps/.
--NPCA’s biennial conference is being held in Chicago in August. While there is a fee to attend the conference, the associated career fair is free and open to the RPCV community. More information on the conference is available at http://www.burnisongroup.com/rpcv/index.html.
Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to RSVP for any of the events.
Thanks, and I hope to see you down in Miami.
Development and Special Projects Assistant
National Peace Corps Association
1900 L St. NW Suite 205
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-293-7728 ext. 24