update on app process

I have yet to be nominated, but I have been in touch with my peace corps officer. He called Tuesday, March 13th and asked me what I wanted to do. I said I would prefer primary teaching to business advising, but was willing to go wherever.

There was an opening for a Feb ’13 slot for business advising in Sub-Saharan Africa, and he wanted to put me down for it. He said that it wasn’t like this last year (as in the competitiveness), and I was going to be competing against 8 other applicants to get nominated for that spot. 

Well, he was supposed to call Monday to let me know what happened, but I’m assuming that if I didn’t get the call; I didnt get the spot. My recruiter comforted me by telling me that as more positions open up, I will be a competitive applicant for them. Although I didn’t get this position, I am excited to know that it’s not over. Who knows, I might get a primary education spot after all?

Everyone tells me to have patience, and right now all I can do is wait. My only fear is that I will be forgotten among that masses,  so in response, I plan on contacting my recruiter next week via email to ask him what I should be doing. 



My future 5 year plan

If peace corps pans out, this is my five year plan. 

1/2012 -1/2013 Finish up school @UIUC, graduate in Finance

1/2013 – 4/2015 PEACE CORPS

4/2015 – 7/2015 travel, travel, travellll

7/2015 – 5/2017 MBA or MPH grad school

5/2017 -5/2018 Fellowship @ Non-Profit Hospital as a Chief Operating Officer


Hopefully this all works out, I have had this career path set in stone for a couple of months now, and really plan on taking all the experience I earn in the Peace Corps to my next adventures in life.

Going through the Application Process

I sent in my application for peace corps on December 16th. It is now March 5th and I still have yet to be nominated. I have a strong feeling that I am not going to get nominated, and I hope I find out soon. My regional recruiter is going to be out of his office till March 12th doing visits to University of Illinois and Wisconsin, so I guess I’ll have to wait and see what happens when he gets back. Hopefully things will turn out for the better. I am anxious and impatient, and after looking at other peoples’ peace corps journals today, I decided to write my own in hopes I will get in and to help other people out with their application process. I had my interview on 2/10, so its been nearly a month. I thought the interview went well, but its been so long that I don’t even know what to think anymore.