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Volunteers work with municipalities and communities, as well as with regional or national governments. Projects include assessing the impact of planned activities or economic and environmental development on communities, planning infrastructure for primary and secondary cities, planning and controlling budgets, and coordinating activities between governmental organizations and communities.
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Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. (b. 8 October 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder, CEO, president and chairman of the board of Netflix.
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''If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.''
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==Education==
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Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree in urban or regional planning or a master's degree in public administration or public policy with a concentration in urban planning; or a bachelor's degree in architecture, urban studies, or geography and one year of experience in urban planning; or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least five years of professional experience, three of them directly related to urban planning.  
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==Experience==
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Most applicants have at least one year of urban planning experience, not necessarily professional experience but typically involving an internship while in school.
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Other relevant experience includes work with community service organizations or local and state planning departments; business experience related to sales, budget development, and computers; research for project development, strategic planning, and volunteer work with community- or school-based organizations.  
  
Hastings attended high school at the Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[citation needed] His father was a lawyer who once served in the Nixon administration, serving as general counsel in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. "One weekend when I was about 12, my parents, sisters and I were invited to Camp David, when the president wasn’t there. Elliot Richardson, who held several cabinet positions, invited us. We rode around in golf carts, had a tour and I saw that President Nixon had a gold-colored toilet seat."
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==External Links==
 
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.busdev_01.urban Urban and Regional Planning] Official US Peace Corps Website
Hastings studied mathematics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and won its mathematics department's Smyth Prize in 1981. "I wanted to go to a small liberal arts school and went to Bowdoin College in Maine. I majored in math because I found the abstractions beautiful and engaging," said Hastings. Hastings received his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in 1983.
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Hastings wanted to serve his country and joined the Marine Corps in their Platoon Leader Class and spent the summer between his sophomore and junior year in boot camp at Quantico, Virginia. "I found myself questioning how we packed our backpacks and how we made our beds," said Hastings. "My questioning wasn’t particularly encouraged, and I realized I might be better off in the Peace Corps. I petitioned the recruiting office and left the Marines."
 
 
 
Hastings taught mathematics as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland from 1983 to 1985 and credits part of his entrepreneurial spirit to his time in the Peace Corps. "I joined the Peace Corps after graduate school and went to teach high school math in Swaziland, out of a combination of service and adventure," says Hastings. "It was an extremely satisfying experience. Taking smart risks can be very gratifying. Guessing right is a skill developed over time. Not all smart risks work out, but many of them do." "Once you have hitchhiked across Africa with ten bucks in your pocket, starting a business doesn't seem too intimidating."
 
 
 
Returning from the Peace Corps, Hastings went to graduate school at Stanford. "I didn’t get into my first choice, which was M.I.T. I got accepted to Stanford," said Hastings. "I had never been to California and arrived in late summer. Driving up to the campus I saw palm trees. It was dry and brown. I asked myself, 'Where’s the ivy?' Within a week I had fallen in love with California." Hastings earned a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University in 1988.
 
 
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Hastings Wikipedia]
 

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Volunteers work with municipalities and communities, as well as with regional or national governments. Projects include assessing the impact of planned activities or economic and environmental development on communities, planning infrastructure for primary and secondary cities, planning and controlling budgets, and coordinating activities between governmental organizations and communities.

If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.

Education

Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree in urban or regional planning or a master's degree in public administration or public policy with a concentration in urban planning; or a bachelor's degree in architecture, urban studies, or geography and one year of experience in urban planning; or a bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least five years of professional experience, three of them directly related to urban planning.

Experience

Most applicants have at least one year of urban planning experience, not necessarily professional experience but typically involving an internship while in school.

Other relevant experience includes work with community service organizations or local and state planning departments; business experience related to sales, budget development, and computers; research for project development, strategic planning, and volunteer work with community- or school-based organizations.

External Links

Urban and Regional Planning Official US Peace Corps Website