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The National Peace Corps Association invites you to join Jodi Hammer every week as she answers career questions from the audience while sharing relevant tips and resources. Episodes will feature special guests and panels to discuss specific job search topics, employers, and industries that frequently attract Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Also watch for occasional non-career special episodes and updates from NPCA. Send questions to careers@rpcv.org.

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The National Peace Corps Association invites you to join Jodi Hammer every week as she answers career questions from the audience while sharing relevant tips and resources. Episodes will feature special guests and panels to discuss specific job search topics, employers, and industries that frequently attract Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Also watch for occasional non-career special episodes and updates from NPCA. Send questions to careers@rpcv.org.

    Peace Corps Overseas Staff Positions - A Conversation with Three Former Overseas Leaders

    Peace Corps Overseas Staff Positions - A Conversation with Three Former Overseas Leaders

    Dan Baker guest hosts this conversation with three incredible former leaders of Peace Corps' overseas operations. We discuss recruitment and career paths that lead to the three typical "direct hire" (expat) positions found at Peace Corps overseas posts: Country Director, Director of Management and Operations, and Director of Programming and Training. 

     Guests include:
    Yvonne Hubbard, Former Country Director and Current Peace Corps Senior Advisor for Overseas Staff RecruitmentCarla Ellis, Former Peace Corps Country DirectorIfeoma Ezeh, Former Director of Management and Operations

    • 57 min
    Monthly Career Coach Q&A: Jodi & Ronda Ansted - Deciding the Right Career Path for You

    Monthly Career Coach Q&A: Jodi & Ronda Ansted - Deciding the Right Career Path for You

    Join us for our monthly Career Coach Q&A featuring a conversation between Career Services Specialist Jodi Hammer and fellow career consultant, Dr. Ronda Ansted. This month we focused on career decision making and how you know mentally, emotionally, and physically that you are in the right career-- or if it's time to change careers.  

    You don't have to settle for one career in your life time. Create a career path that can go from topic to topic if you can't decided which path to pick. Career decisions are important, but NEVER settle, and follow your passions and what makes you happy. 

    • 45 min
    The Path to Public Service: RPCVs in Politics

    The Path to Public Service: RPCVs in Politics

    In this special podcast, New York State Senator Samra Brouk shares how her Peace Corps service has largely contributed in her successful political career. Senator Brouk shares her grounding in the skills, exposure, and mind-set that she gained from serving has led her to be uniquely successful in the realm of politics. Our other guest, is Emily Cherniack, founder and executive director of New Politics. An NGO which is dedicated to help, encourage, and prepare service-minded individuals to run for office. They advocate for people of service to join politics, as it too is a form of service. 

    • 56 min
    Board of Directors: A Vehicle for Professional Development & Giving Back

    Board of Directors: A Vehicle for Professional Development & Giving Back

    In this podcast, we interview two RPCV leaders--Mary Owen-Thomas (RPCV The Philippines) and Venchele Saint Dic (RPCV Senegal)--on their collective experience serving on various Board of Directors, and the impact these commitments have had on their personal and professional development.
    Our special guests share about their distinct career trajectories and journeys to stepping into board positions, why they did it, and what they've learned from the experience.  They express the rewards and benefits of being a member on a Board of Directors, and the skills that can be gained and referenced for other career positions.

    • 34 min
    Careers in Peace Building: Talking with Chic Dambach

    Careers in Peace Building: Talking with Chic Dambach

    This special podcast is dedicated to the field of peacebuilding, featuring special guest, RPCV & Peace Activist Chic Dambach, [former] President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, talking about his own journey to peacebuilding and offering tips for those who wish to follow in his footsteps.
    Chic Dambach, an anti-war activist and nominee for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, played a key role in bringing peace to Ethiopia and Eritrea, and will share from his wealth of experience on how we can work towards a world at peace, while answering questions from the live [virtual] audience.

    Podcast host Jodi Hammer, taps into Chic Dambach's well seasoned life experiences that truly exemplify carrying on the Peace Corps goals outside of volunteering.   These amazing stories will energize any human to continue to advocate for a peaceful world in any career they pursue.

    • 41 min
    RPCVs make great social entrepreneurs! Special guests share expert knowledge for launching your social impact venture.

    RPCVs make great social entrepreneurs! Special guests share expert knowledge for launching your social impact venture.

    This conversation with Social Entrepreneurship experts, Greg Van Kirk and Tasha Prados is indispensable for any RPCVs with big ideas and wondering where to begin. Podcast host Jodi Hammer taps into their experience and solicits advice for RPCVs. 
    Don't miss this opportunity to hear from two experts who have created their own successful ventures AND work to empower others with advice and tips on how they can do the same.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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Jodi Hammer is the go-to authority on RPCV employment!

Jodi is a natural podcast host and selects great guests who truly care about RPCVs and getting them employed in meaningful careers. Definitely worth listening to this each week if you are in a career transition and looking for inspiration.

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