Will Fischer, a current member of the Peace Corps, spoke to Cardinal Gibbons students about the various opportunities available to them through the Peace Corps during a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 27.
The Peace Corps is "a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation."
Fischer, a graduate of Wake Forest University, spoke about how his experience as a Community Economic Developer in Barranquilla, Colombia, has helped him develop both personally and professionally.
Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Fischer worked in investment banking and frequently volunteered with local organizations in Atlanta, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. Fischer was able to combine his professional skills within banking with his love of volunteering when he joined the Peace Corps.
Since joining the Peace Corps, Fischer has spent roughly a year living and working in Colombia and has learned a great deal about their language and culture, while also gaining valuable professional experience.
After describing his personal experiences as a volunteer, Fischer also explained the application process required to volunteer as well as the necessary qualifications each applicant must possess.