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Here’s How to Make Your First Post-Grad Move a Bold One

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Graduating from college looks different for everyone. Some of your classmates might already have a job lined up, a few of your friends might be planning to head straight back to school to get another degree, and others might want to simply move home and decompress after a difficult (but rewarding!) time in college. 

If you fall somewhere in between or don’t know what you want to do quite yet, that’s totally okay. Maybe you’re more interested in working in an untraditional environment or want to make an impact and help to build a better world. 

Curious to learn more about what kinds of jobs allow you to pursue your passions while having an inspiring journey? Check out everything there is to know about the Peace Corps, and how joining can be the first bold move you make post-grad. 

The Peace Corps is more than just a job.

Okay, so working with the Peace Corps is still a job, but it’s also a service opportunity that allows you to make a difference around the world by collaborating with partner countries to strengthen communities and change people’s lives. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you’ll get to explore new cultures and work with communities on local projects. 

You can pursue your passions.

The Peace Corps has six sectors you can work in – including Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development. And – similar to choosing a major – you can choose which sector you feel most passionately about. So whether you’re interested in supporting food security programs, working with schools, or promoting nutrition, there are countless ways you can make an impact.

You’ll gain skills.

Peace Corps Volunteer positions last two years – but the skills you gain will last a lifetime and will help you in the future. After completing a service opportunity, your resumé will be packed with unique international experiences and expertise in culture, language, and teamwork — helping you stand out when you’re applying for your next job.

You can call a different country home for two years.

Whether you’ve lived in the same place your entire life and want to experience something different, or have traveled the world and want to work in another country, joining the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself into a new culture and call somewhere else “home.” In fact, there are over 60 countries around the world that you can live, work, and make a difference in! 

Are you excited about your first bold move post-grad? Want to go the distance to make a difference? Then apply to become a Peace Corps Volunteer by heading to PeaceCorps.gov/bold! We can’t wait to see how you change the world.

You must be a US citizen at least 18 years of age to apply. If you’re still wondering if the Peace Corps is right for you, we recommend working with a recruiter, who will help guide you through the application process and decide if it’s right for you.

Emily Murphy has been with Her Campus Media since 2018, and is currently the Branded Content Associate. She was the Campus Correspondent and Editor/President at her chapter at Winthrop University for four years, but has had a passion for all things writing since she was young. When she's not scribbling ideas down for her next branded article, she's watching reruns of Seinfeld while scrolling Pinterest for apartment inspo. Follow her on Instagram at @emilysmurfy