Peace Corps at CSULB

The Peace Corps is a mid-sized federal agency with goals to help people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women as well as promoting a better understanding between American and host cultures. Peace Corps provides a competitive opportunity for Americans to completely immerse themselves in another culture, develop skills, challenge themselves, build relationships, and work to make an impact. Over 60 host countries request specific needs and Peace Corps fulfills that with over 7,000 trained volunteers serving within sectors such as education, health, environment, agriculture, youth development, and community economic development. For more information please attend the upcoming virtual panel event, information session, or application workshop via Zoom and visit the Peace Corps website.

CSULB has become one of the leading producers of Peace Corps Volunteers with 841+ alumni who've completed their Peace Corps service.

As a result of CSULB winning a competitive grant funded by the U.S. State Department, the university hosts an official on-campus Peace Corps Recruiter.

About Your Recruiter

Peace Corps

Ashley Baek (she/her/hers) served in Mongolia as Education Volunteer.

Ashley is currently taking only virtual appointments on Zoom video or phone.

To schedule an appointment, please e-mail her at abaek@peacecorps.gov. You can ask about anything:

  • from choosing a program
  • crafting a good application
  • explaining Peace Corps to your friends and family
  • amazing career building benefits!

Peace Corps Channel via Microsoft Stream

To view recorded information sessions, application workshops, and virtual panel events please visit the Peace Corps Channel. Every CSULB student has access to Microsoft Stream by signing into Office Office 365 from CSULB SSO.

Events

February

Peace Corps Celebrates: Black History Month

  • February 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Highlighting RPCVs of the African Diaspora who served in each decade of Peace Corps, and their country of Ancestry

Spotlight on Peace Corps Response: Peru

  • February 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Learn more about opportunities in 2022 to serve as Special Education Intervention Methodology Advisors and At-Risk Youth Social Reintegration Specialists

Service Panel: Opportunities at Home and Abroad (peacecorps.gov)

  • February 10, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Panel discussion featuring representatives from the Peace Corps, Americorps NCCC, and Teach for America to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain knowledge about the application processes

Story Slam: Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science (peacecorps.gov)

  • February 11, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Identity in Service: Jewish American Experiences in Peace Corps

  • February 15, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Learn about the Peace Corps service experience from Jewish Volunteers and how they celebrated their heritage

Corps to Career: Agriculture (peacecorps.gov)

  • February 16, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Returned Volunteers who now work at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will share their Volunteer experience, their current professional careers, and relevant information if you're interested in a career at USDA

Application Workshop (peacecorps.gov)

  • February 16, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Attend this workshop to learn how to browse Volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen your application

Panel Discussion: Peace Corps Service Later in Life (50+)

  • February 18, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service later in life (50+) from returned Volunteers

Panel Discussion: Men in Service (peacecorps.gov)

  • February 23, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers from an all men panel

Peace Corps Week: Open Mic with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

  • February 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers launch Peace Corps Week showcasing their art projects in service, back at home or about their service. Performing Arts projects that addressed social change through Film, Music, Theater, Visual Art and dance. “ARTIVISM” in service

March

Application Workshop Series: Perfecting Your Peace Corps Resume

  • March 1, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Learn how to target your resume and gain valuable tips to help you submit a competitive application

Spring Job Fair - virtual

  • March 3, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Speak to a Peace Corps recruiter one on one or join a group info session
  • Please register on CareerLINK

Application Workshop Series: Mastering Your Motivation Statement (peacecorps.gov)

  • March 8, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Gain valuable tips for writing a successful motivation statement

Women's History Month (peacecorps.gov)

  • March 9, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers who identify as women

Corps to Career: Health (peacecorps.gov)

  • March 16, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Returned Volunteers who now work at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share their Volunteer experience, their current professional careers, and relevant information if you're interested in a career at CDC

Info Session

  • March 18, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Learn the basics of how the Peace Corps works, its application process, and how to be a competitive applicant
  • Please register on CareerLINK

CDC Webinar – Navigating Opportunities to Travel and Live Abroad

  • March 23, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Learn about accessible opportunities to live and work internationally with agencies like the Peace Corps and USAID
  • Please register on CareerLINK

Info Session: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects (peacecorps.gov)

  • March 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Join us at this health-focused information highlighting Peace Corps projects related to water, sanitation and hygiene

April

Educator’s Job Fair

  • April 8, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Speak to a Peace Corps recruiter one on one or join a group info session focused on Education Volunteer opportunities
  • Please register on CareerLINK

Info Session – Health Sector

  • April 12, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • This info session will primarily focus on the health sector opportunities, such as Community Health or Public Health Advisor roles, in the Peace Corps
  • Please register on CareerLINK

Just in Time Job Fair

  • April 28, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Speak to a Peace Corps recruiter one on one or join a group info session
  • Please register on CareerLINK

Contact Info

Peace Corps Contact - CSULB on-campus Peace Corps Recruiter via email Ashley Baek.

Peace Corps Volunteers

Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay
Agriculture Volunteer and students learning about gardening and food production in a local garden in Paraguay
Biking through Sikasso
Volunteers bike through the Sikasso region of Mali during a Nutrition Bike Tour
Dancing Peace Corps Volunteer
Community members and a Health Volunteer dance and celebrate International Women’s Day in Madagascar
Group of Peace Corps Volunteer
Volunteers from across Jamaica gather for the Denbigh Agricultural Show
classroom in Cambodia
Education Volunteer with her students in their classroom in Cambodia
classroom in Armenia
Education Volunteer teaches English to her class in Armenia