Peace Corps Representative
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 210,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 8,073 volunteers are working with local communities in 76 host countries in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health and youth in development. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency's mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries.*
Each quarter, Peace Corps recruiters present informational sessions and slide shows about the Peace Corps experience, staff information booths at events, and conduct interviews on campus.
The Peace Corps representative is located in the Advising & Career Services office during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. The position is staffed by a graduate student who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV).
Meet Alex Hughes, your Peace Corps Representative!
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m.
Office Location: USB 402
May 6 is the All Majors Career Fair from 11-3. The Peace Corps welcomes you to our table!
Alex's office hours are cancelled on May 6.
See below and visit the Peace Corps website for upcoming events in the Portland area.
Additional sites of interest include:
- Peace Corps (Main Website)
- The Columbia River Peace Corps Association
- Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) at Portland State University
- Like us on Facebook
- Peace Corps Events Page
*Information provided by Peace Corps.
Image: A Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. Provided by Peace Corps.