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Career Services hosts Peace Corps application drive at Texas State

Jayme Blaschke, Director of Media Relations | September 16, 2019

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SAN MARCOS – The Peace Corps will host an application drive at Texas State University Sept. 17. Peace Corps recruiters will be at Career Services noon-1 p.m. in LBJ Student Center room 5-7.1

Students interested in applying to serve after graduation will have an opportunity to ask questions about service, learn which programs best match their skills and gain valuable tips to guide them through the application process.

Texas State currently has 17 alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers, and more than 256 alumni have served since Peace Corps was founded in 1961. 

Peace Corps volunteers live and work for 27-month terms of service in more than 60 nations, and receive a living stipend, extensive language and technical training, and financial benefits including eligibility for student loan forgiveness and graduate school fellowships after service. Open positions with an Oct. 1 application deadline are available in the fields of education, health, agriculture, community economic development, youth in development and the environment. Applicants have the option of choosing to serve where the need for their skills is greatest, or applying directly to open programs in specific countries and regions. Accepted applicants live with host families and receive three months of training before being assigned to a community in their country of service.

In addition to attending the event on Sept. 17, interested students can contact recruiter Brendan Cavanagh at For more information, visit and follow Peace Corps on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 192,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922