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"Community and Business Development Advisor"

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Former Employee - Community and Business Development Advisor in Gyumri (Armenia)
Former Employee - Community and Business Development Advisor in Gyumri (Armenia)
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Neutral Outlook

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Learning a new language, immersing yourself in a new culture. It's great program/ project management experience.

Cons

It is not a structured job, that is half the battle and it's up to you to make up projects and work together with your counterparts to create projects and make the most out of your Peace Corps service.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "A great experience to live and learn about other cultures and people"

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    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Itzer (Morocco)
    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Itzer (Morocco)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Learn a new Language
    -A lot of free time
    -the feeling of actually helping people

    Cons

    -A lot of free time
    -Sometimes hard to find work if language skills are not that great

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to have better cultural training.


  2. "Great opportunity, not for the faint hearted (or faint stomached)"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Koudougou, Boulkiemdé (Burkina Faso)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Koudougou, Boulkiemdé (Burkina Faso)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - true opportunity to integrate into a community
    - exceptional look into the 'real' world of grassroots development, which i believe is invaluable if you plan to pursue a career in international development
    - makes you a LOT stronger of a person
    - sets you apart and really adds to your ability to understand promote cross cultural competency
    - 'the hardest job you'll ever love' : such cheese but man is it true

    Cons

    - prepare to be disillusioned, immediately (some may see that as a bad thing but can also be considered a good thing -- let's you know what's really going on out there!)
    - can get very lonely
    - not always as much support from the country bureau as you would hope, but because of this you learn all about what it means to be a self-starter
    - feels like it's becoming more top-down (D.C. to country staff then on to volunteers) which defeats the purpose of Peace Corps, which is for Volunteers to assess what is needed in their host communities and act on that, not on some blanketed push from HQ

    Advice to Management

    listen listen listen to volunteer feedback!

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