Application timeline from 2013-2015
December 26, 2013- Submitted my application and received/ completed my health history form.
February 9, 2014- Not contacted within 2-3 weeks of submitting application and health history form. Sent an e-mail to inquire.
February 10- Received an e-mail telling me to “sit tight” as there has been a backlog due to technical issues.
February 26- Received an e-mail informing me that I have been moved forward to schedule an interview within 2 weeks. Asked to resubmit resume/CV as the system has been having issues.
March 11- Received a call from New York office. Informed that I qualify for the Education sector.
March 14- Received another e-mail informing me that I have been moved forward to the next step (schedule an interview).
March 17- Received an e-mail from on campus recruiter to schedule an interview.
March 31- Interview with recruiter
April 4- Received an e-mail informing me that the programs I qualify for (Secondary Education English Teaching and Community Development) have no openings and my nomination will be put on hold until May
April 30-Called by recruiter to discuss potential country placement for the Education sector in Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso or Benin.
May 1- Officially nominated for Cameroon May 2015 as a Secondary English teacher.
May 7- Received legal kit in the mail: request for finger prints
May 11- Graduated from The Pennsylvania State University
May 21- Legal kit received by PC
July 8- Issued a medical pre-clearance
July 22- Issued a legal pre-clearance
Sept 12- Moved country of service from Cameroon to Burkina Faso
Nov 13 to 17- Received and turned in “skill desk questions.” Updated resume and final transcripts
Nov 19- Given official invitation to serve as a PCV in Burkina Faso
Nov 25 to Dec 10- Given access to the Peace Corps Learning Space and new tasks posted for the final medical clearance.
Feb 9, 2015- Submitted all health paperwork
March 2 – Medically Cleared
June 4 to 6- Staging Days
June 8- Land in Burkina Faso