2014 Plan II Career Week: Day Two: Study Abroad, Teach for America & The Peace Corps, Careers in the Foreign Service SERVICE

Tue, February 11, 2014 | CLA 1.302B

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2014 Plan II Career Week:  Day Two:  Study Abroad, Teach for America & The Peace Corps, Careers in the Foreign Service  SERVICE

Workshop 1


Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

The workshop will feature a presentation from Curtiss Stevens, Program Coordinator, UT Austin Study Abroad, and a panel of Plan II students who have studied abroad and are willing to share their experiences, advice and answer questions for their younger peers.  The student panelists have studied in various regions throughout the world, in programs of various lengths, and participated in different activities (coursework, internships, and service projects).  The basic steps in the study abroad process will be reviewed including finding a program and funding.  In addition, we will discuss how students can identify their academic and career goals so they can choose the right study abroad program and get the most out of their experience.     

Workshop 2


Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

Representatives from both Teach for America and the Peace Corps will discuss the opportunities that their organizations offer and the influence of service on their respective career plans.

Teach for America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and young professionals who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.  They are a diverse group of talented individuals who possess the leadership skills needed to make a real impact over the short- and long-term. Teach For America seeks graduates from all majors. No previous education experience or coursework is necessary.

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1961, when President John F. Kennedy started an agency of the federal government devoted to promoting world peace and friendship. Today, over 7,200 current Peace Corps Volunteers continue that mission and serve in 65 countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. They live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months in the essential areas of Education, Health, Environment, Community Economic Development, Youth Development, and Agriculture to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

Workshop 3


Time: 5:30pm-6:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

This workshop will feature a presentation by Terry Davidson, head of the Recruitment Outreach division of the Foreign Service.  Mr. Davidson has served at U.S. Embassies in Azerbaijan, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Burma, and Mexico. Mr. Davidson currently coordinates the Diplomat-in-Residence program for the Bureau of Human Resources Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment. The Diplomat-in-Residence program is managed by the U.S. Department of State to disseminate information about career opportunities in the Foreign Service, to help candidates through the Foreign Service exam and application process, and to support programs sponsored by foreign affairs groups and institutions.  Mr. Davidson will detail opportunities available for undergraduates including internships and discuss how students interested in Foreign Service careers can prepare themselves and be competitive in this field. 


Career Week events are open to all Plan II students.

Questions - contact Mary Dillman, Academic Advisor, Plan II Honors Program

2014 Schedule PDF

Sponsored by: The Plan II Honors Progam

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