SPECIAL ADVISING AREA

More than the Peace Corps

While the Peace Corps may be the best-known service organization Warren Wilson graduates join when they graduate, they have also regularly serve with:

  • AmeriCorps
  • The Fellowship of International Reconciliation
  • Green Corps
  • The Mennonite Central Committee
  • Justice Corps

A Distinctive Application

Crafting a competitive application to non-profit and government organizations becomes easy when you share your experiences in our Community Engagement program. Because our Community Engagement experiences deepen over your four years at Warren Wilson, you will have demonstrated abilities in not only volunteering, but contributing to a non-profit organization on a significant level.

Your application could highlight:

  • the Break Trip you organize through our Community Engagement program, here you’ll follow in the footsteps of students like Ayla Rand, ’17, who designed a Break Trip exploring Choreographies of Activism and the Environment;
  • your experience digging in to one of our five Issue Areas, like Food Security or Youth & Education;
  • work experience on our Bonner Leadership Crew, where you take a leadership role on campus.

Our world need passionate, focused and effective community leaders.

We’re here to help you be one.

Application Support

Our nationally recognized Career Services team is there to support your application every step of the way. They will work with you as early as your freshmen year to help you identify experiences and opportunities through our Work and Community Engagement programs that will highlight your skills, interests and abilities. By the time you apply, you will have a portfolio of relevant experiences, letters of recommendation from faculty and community partners who know you, and a Career Services team cheering you on.

I will be joining Heart of The Cross Ministries this year as their first World Changer Club – Global Leadership Intern. My family and I emigrated to the U.S in 2001 from my native country of Peru. My experience as an immigrant living in the U.S and working within multi-cultural communities has shaped my sense of urgency to learn about and act on the impacts of globalization and other macro-level factors on people in local and global communities.

Priscilla Del Aguila Vienrich, '19, Global Studies

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Meet Our Students

Ella Tzinberg ’11, serves as the AmeriCorps Education & Outings Coordinator for MountainTrue, where she translates her passion for inspiring others to learn about their world. She is a proud native of Birmingham, Alabama where she grew up exploring the few nearby forests and streams. Prior to her AmeriCorps experience, Ella spent time as an adventure coordinator, teaching adults about the flora and fauna of the desert Southwest and facilitating high ropes courses. More recently, Ella taught 4th through 8th-grade students about the land of southern Appalachia as an outdoor education instructor with Mountain Trail Outdoor School.