Today I talked to my recruiter for the first time. He called me to let me know that he had reviewed my application and asked me to clarify a few items on my resume. He was very polite, in fact, he was so polite that I thought he was a telemarketer at first and almost told him I wasn't interested. Phew, that might have been the end of the line.

It was nice to finally get a few questions clarified, like where I am supposed to get fingerprinted (they finger print at the Peace Corps office during the interview). The conversation also explained what had happened to my paperwork (the paperwork I was supposed to get 10-14 days after submitting my resume). Brian (my recruiter) said that he was mailing it out from the downtown office today. After I get the paperwork in the mail I am supposed to call him back and schedule an interview. At the interview I can finish filling out some of the paperwork such as the fingerprinting form. It seems to me that it would be much more efficient to schedule the interview now and have them hold the paperwork at the office. I guess this is the system I'm going to have to get used to since I'll be working with it for more than two years if I'm accepted.

Another exciting part of the conversation was getting an indication of the direction I'll be going. I chose not to rank locations, but I did indicate that my activity preference was; (1) environment, (2) business, and (3) education. After looking at my application, Brian said that it looked like business would be the best fit for me, but he's going to have me fill out more information on my experience with environmental work and then reevaluate my fit. I thought that I would be disappointed if I didn't get to do environmental work, but I'm actually really excited by the idea of working in business. I would actually get to use all the things that I've been learning in school, and it would better prepare me for a career when I return (assuming I actually leave in the first place).

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