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Peace Corps Update: Excruciating Excitement

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A few weeks ago, I had an email exchange with my placement specialist advising me that I would likely hear from him this week after he had an opportunity to do an in-depth review of my application.  As you may recall, he is considering me for a fisheries/aquaculture job placement in an unknown (to me) location.  Two days ago (May 28th), I emailed the following (names hidden to protect anonymity):

Hi *************,

Just wanted to check in.  Hope your holiday weekend was lovely and relaxing. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to be helpful.



Today, I received this email:

Hi Hannah,

My holiday weekend went well, thank you for asking.

I have completed my review of your application package for the most part; however, I noticed I was missing one item in your application package. Please complete the attached Ag/Env Question Form and email it back to me. Ignore the opening paragraph about availability; as we discussed already I am considering you for a fisheries program departing in February, 2014.

Once I have this form, I can make my final assessment and inform you on the next steps.

My heart just about leaped out of my throat. I immediately downloaded and filled out the survey. It was extremely similar to the one that I completed for my original health nomination, with a few tweaks on the questions.  I emailed it back not 20 minutes after receiving it.  

Later that day, I received this email:

Hi Hannah,

Thank you for the quick reply. I hope to send your Invitation out tomorrow; it depends on a technical glitch in our system. If that is not corrected by tomorrow, I will be sending it out as soon as it is fixed. 

Oh my gosh!  It’s finally happening!  Needless to say I probably won’t sleep a wink tonight.  As I’m still on my road trip and will be traveling most of the day tomorrow, I won’t have much access to email.  Oh, the agony!  Please cross all your fingers and toes for me that the system glitch is fixed and I receive that golden invite tomorrow! 


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