Peace Corps director encourages Minnesota students to sign up for service

Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is speaking to Minnesota students Tuesday about the advantages of spending time in the volunteer service.

Her pitch includes the benefits of service around the globe and the advantage it can provide later in the global job market.

Her schedule:

  • 10 a.m.,  Macalester College
  • 3 p.m., Minnetonka High School
  • 6 p.m., University of Minnesota, Cowles Auditorium

The organization says Minnesota ranks eighth in the nation in volunteers per capita.

Says the group:

Peace Corps volunteers travel to the farthest corners of the world where they work toward sustainable change while gaining hands-on experience and developing skills employers are looking for now more than ever. College graduates who have served with the Peace Corps return home with a global perspective as well as cross-cultural, leadership, community development and language skills. They give back to their communities here at home and enrich the lives of those around them, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our country’s global competitiveness.

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