Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

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Dustin.
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Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby Dustin. » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:07 am

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I was wondering if a two year stint in the Peace Corps would satisfy Northwestern's preference/requirement for work experience?

Any thoughts as to how NU views the Peace Corps and how it would effect the admissions process?

Thanks for any help or advice.

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Re: Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby MURPH » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:58 am

Yes it seems like work. Peace Corps is considered a good soft. It is not as good as three extra points on the LSAT but it is better than working as a paralegal, maybe less than Iraq/Afganistan Military experience and more than regular military. If you can combine that with impressive LORs and evidence that you accomplished something than you are in good shape.

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Re: Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby SandyC877 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:34 am

ill take 3 extra points on the LSAT over peace corps.

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Re: Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby TTH » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:38 am

Peace Corps will do fine at NU.

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Re: Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby tsub » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:42 am

I'm in Teach For America right now, it's an Americorps program and similar to Peace Corps. I know that we have a partnership with NU where they waive our application fee and accept a number of applicants right out of the program every year.

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Re: Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby Dustin. » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:57 pm

Thanks for the responses.

tsub wrote:I'm in Teach For America right now, it's an Americorps program and similar to Peace Corps. I know that we have a partnership with NU where they waive our application fee and accept a number of applicants right out of the program every year.


Do you have any links to support this?

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Re: Does the Peace Corps count as work experience?

Postby tsub » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:34 pm

http://www.teachforamerica.org/alumni/g ... rships.htm

Look under the legal services link.

FWIW, my career mentor in TFA did law school at NW right after her teaching experience. Hope this helps.




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