Mychal Castro

Mychal Castro

Regional Recruiter


Peace Corps


Whatever you do, be intentional about it. Be very intentional about it.

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Graduating Cal State Fullerton with a degree
Traveling on my own
Switching careers
Keep following my journey

Career

Regional Recruiter

As a recruiter, I do a lot of outreach and communication, as well as my own marketing.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Government
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

I am spending a lot of the time engaging people that have relationships with the Peace Corps...some of my schools include Portland State, Boise State, the University of Portland. We are having meetings to kind of discuss ways we can support each other, so a lot of it is just the frontline service of letting people know I am a resource. I sort of play the role of an advisor...a lot of it is being on the phone, answering emails, and figuring out how to connect with these people.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You should be really aware, whatever you do be intentional about it, be very intentional about it...it's okay for you to make a decision and not be sure of the outcome 100%, just know as you enter that opportunity or whatever that choice is that you are aware of what the outcomes can be. It can either have some really positive effects or negative effects and be an adult and take ownership over it.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Not everyone understands why you would want to leave the comforts of home...you spend a lot of time advocating for yourself on why you should do this, how it will make you a better person, and the world a better place essentially."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

Q&A

Is there any advice to someone who is struggling to find out what they want to do with their life.

Asked by Anonymous Student

I would suggest talking to people...have a conversation...not what they are going to give you or what you can get out of it, but what has benefitted them... it helps you understand who they are as a person and if that's something you want to do.

What would you recommend for someone our age range who is scared to reach out and ask for help?

Asked by Anonymous Student

"Find something in common with that person before you reach out...sometimes the best way to overcome that fear is sharing something about yourself that you think is going to connect with that person."

How do you handle stress?

Asked by Anonymous Student

"I've learned rather than fight the force just to roll with the punches...I felt that I had a lot of stressors and a lot of things coming at me, and instead of fighting things, I just rolled with the punches."