I figure I should probably post my timeline – which I always finding interesting to read:
April 2010: Apply for Peace Corps – pretty sure I did the whole application is one sitting
May 2010: Withdraw my application, because I accepted another job
October 2010: Start contacting my recruiter to reactive my application
October 29, 2010: Finally get a hold of recruiter – he was off recruiting and out of the office for a few weeks. Ask to reopen application, I am told to write an essay why I should be reconsidered.
November 18, 2010: Schedule interview
December 1, 2010: Interview and nomination for business advising Sub-Saharan Africa departing August, 2011.
December 2, 2010: Submit new resume
December 8, 2010: Medical packet is mailed, also I passed legal
December 14, 2010: Receive Medical packet
December 15, 2010: Dentist appointment
December 17, 2010: Met with my doctor, who was way too excited to do all the paperwork (I have a really great doc, btw)
December 28, 2010: Submit medical packet – after it takes what seems like forever for my polio titers to come back (they shipped them to California)
January 5, 2011: Medical packet is received – notified that it may not be looked at for some time
February 8th, 2011: Contact medical assistant about status of my packet – it is with a nurse and should be reviewed in the next weeks
February 11th, 2011: Contact dental assistant to find out status of dental packet
March 1st, 2011: Heard from nurse. She needed additional information
March, 9th, 2011: Heard back from nurse again – still missing a test. Take test same day.
March 10th, 2011: Fax in lab test
March 12, 2011: Medically cleared!
April 1, 2011: Dentally cleared (although official date was Jan. 7th)
April 23, 2011: Sent in an updated resume to the placement desk (was not requested to do so)
April 25, 2011: Placement acknowledges receipt of my resume
May 10, 2011: Receive email from placement saying my preliminary review is complete and my file is being passed to a specialist
May 12, 2011: Receive email from placement about budget cuts (https://mapya.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/email-from-placement-about-budget-cuts/)
July 19, 2011: Receive email from placement about opportunity in October
August 3, 2011: Invitation
August 8, 2011: Receive the official invitation and accept it – Ghana – staging is October 4, 2011
October 6, 2011: Arrive in Ghana
December 15, 2011: Swear-in as a Peace Corps Volunteer
November 20, 2013: Successfully Complete Peace Corps Service!
Foreign Service Timeline:
First test: February 2010 – fail
Second test: February 2011 – pass, fail QEP
Third test: June 2013 – pass, passed QEP
January 2014 – pass oral assessment with score of 5.7
March 11, 2014 – Medical Clearance granted Class 1
March 14, 2014 – Security Interview
May 9, 2014 – Added to management register
May 13, 2014 – Notified of clearances granted, being added to register, and given offer to join 178th Foreign Service Generalist class
May 13, 2014 – accepted offer, of course