Students interested in AmeriCorps can learn more May 8

Western Washington University’s Career Services Center is holding a panel discussion May 8 for students and graduates interested in exploring opportunities with AmeriCorps.

The panel, “AmeriCorps: the insider’s guide to everything you need to know,” will take place on from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Viking Union Room 552. Panelists include current and former AmeriCorps members who have worked in a variety of programs.

AmeriCorps offers thousands of opportunities to graduates who seek meaningful professional experience in nonprofit and government organizations nationwide. Job assignments include community development, environmental protection, public safety, housing, youth development and more.

Panelists at this event will share insights and expert advice to help students:

  • Learn more about the experience and benefits
  • Find out if AmeriCorps is the right fit
  • Get the inside scoop on the application process

Panelists include:

  • Celeste Lordan, a current AmeriCorps member working at Western’s Center for Service Learning
  • Ashley Geleynse, WWU Human Services major who is currently working at YouthNet
  • Meghan Mullen, AmeriCorps Program Manager at Serve NW Washington
  • Alyssa Kuchenreuther former AmeriCorps member and current MBA student

Western graduates have served in AmeriCorps positions building homes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, teaching reading to students in low-income communities, and assisting nonprofit agencies who make a difference in our communities. To find out more about this event, visit the Career Services Center web site at, call the center at 360-650-3240 or stop by the center’s office in Old Main Room 280.