Professional Development

This page is under construction. We will be adding useful tools here, such as a job feed and a calendar of free networking events around DC, as well as standard information on how to translate your experience in the field to a job in Washington. Click the picture below to join our Linkedin group.

Facebook_Thumbnail_Linkedin.pngAny RPCV should be able to spare 15 minutes to meet with another RPCV who is interested in pursuing a similar career path. 

This philosophy guides our private Linkedin group, where we post jobs, advertise specialized events and pose general questions.

Unlike our Facebook Group, much of the action here goes on behind the scenes. Many use it to arrange informational interviews through private messages. All members of the group are expected to entertain informational requests from qualified job seekers. 

Once inside, click the Members tab to search group participants by job title or organization. You may also pose general questions in the Discussion section, but typically a direct ask more productive. The rules are as follows:

What you can post:

  • Job openings and internship opportunities from reputable employers. Please delete your post once the position has been filled.
  • Free networking events, job fairs, or public events of interest to job-seeking, Washington-area RPCVs.
  • Requests for informational interviews from RPCVs working in specific sectors, agencies, industries or regions.

What you can't post:

  • Anything involving fundraising, unless your organization is sponsored by RPCV/W as its current Partner for Peace.
  • Any "opportunity" requiring payment or purchase.
  • Requests for donations to Peace Corps projects abroad.
  • Housing requests and offers. Take them to the Facebook group.

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  • commented 2014-03-06 19:58:00 -0500
    For now, use http://dc.linktank.com/ for a listing of free upcoming events at various think tanks, nonprofits, agencies, etc. These are excellent networking opportunities.
  • commented 2013-08-29 15:53:31 -0400
    We’d like to make the professional development page a useful resource for members who are either looking for a job or trying to advance their careers. The old page feature our Linkedin group, a calendar of free events going on in DC, and a job list of RPCV-friendly employers. What do you want to see on this one?
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