About

Me, Dan Mueller

I was utilizing my Intercultural Communication degree from Saint Louis University as a Peace Corps volunteer on the island country of Jamaica. Hobbies/personal interests (not limited to): hiking, permaculture, and social equity

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*Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect those of the United States or the Peace Corps.

Jamaica(ns)

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, located approximately 90 miles south of Cuba. As a former British colony, Jamaica is an English-speaking country; however, most Jamaicans speak Patois, a Jamaican dialect derived from several languages. What makes Jamaica’s culture most interesting is the people. Hospitable, warm, friendly, and gracious are just among the many ways to describe Jamaicans.

Peace Corps

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

Feel free to contact me any time with questions about my Peace Corps application and clearance processes, and I’ll try my best to get back to you in a Jamaican timely fashion.

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  1. Hi Dan, I am considering applying for a Peace Corps position, but I am nervous about finding a job after completing the 2 year term. I know that you were intentional in applying your degree to your Peace Corps experience. How do you plan to use your experience to find a job after your Peace Corps term?

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    1. Hi, Domonique! Thanks for the question, it’s a good one. Since I’ve just now started into my two (maybe three) years of service, I have to admit that looking for a job after its completion seems rather far off. It’s never too early though to start securing a future, thus, I’ve been researching graduate schools since that’s where I most easily envision myself in a few years. My Peace Corps experience will be one helluva resume builder whenever I do decide to reenter the workforce. I’ve also maintained positive relationships with previous employers and organizations. I’ve volunteered with Americorps, another 24/7 commitment, and was actually able to secure a few different gigs before completing my term. I think you have a natural concern, “what’s next?” is a question that can weigh heavily on the mind. But opportunities will come. Some volunteers even leave their posts early to accept attractive job offers. I would most simply say this: Peace Corps service cultivates within each volunteer, an invaluable, immeasurable set of skills and resourcefulness that are marketable to and useful within any career field. Is this helpful? I hope so–let me know! Shanti

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