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Peace Corps Utilizes Globe Talks to Bring in New Recruits
January 27, 2011

“The aim is to make you a more competitive applicant,” says Katie Roders, Strategic Campus Peace Corps Recruiter at USF. And there’s no doubt that she along with her small staff of interns will do everything it takes to draw in a large number of potential applicants and make sure the Peace Corps opportunity is open to everyone. (Read More…)


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Peace Corps Kicks Off 50th Anniversary at USF
November 9, 2010

Over 340 alumni have served in developing countries around the globe

 ATLANTA, November 9, 2010-The Peace Corps will be visiting the University of South Florida on November 18, 2010, to celebrate International Education Week and kickoff the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary.  A panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will dialog with USF students and members of the community about expanding opportunities to live, learn, and work overseas in 77 countries around the globe.

USF has a long history of supporting Peace Corps—over 340 alumni have served in developing countries worldwide.  Currently, USF Peace Corps Volunteers are working in countries as diverse as Romania, Namibia, Morocco, Kyrgyz Republic, Guatemala, China, Mali, Azerbaijan and Colombia, among others.


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Peace Corps – Making a Difference
October 4, 2010

Ever wanted to travel to another country and use your skills to help others? If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then get in touch with Katie Roders, the newest Peace Corps recruiter on the USF campus. As the USF Peace Corps recruiter Katie informs students about the programs and opportunities that the Peace Corps offers, and helps send eligible candidates from various disciplines to locations across the globe. Joining the Corps two weeks after graduation, Katie spent two years in Karaganda, a city in Kazakhstan. “Karaganda is like the Chicago of Central Asia,” she says. The city has an obvious degree of western influence, music festivals and cool parks.  Katie is quick to point out nonetheless that this was only one side of the coin. She emphasizes that though the city offers a lot of the urban culture, there are several areas where people are not afforded basic amenities.  Read more>>