Graduate Degree Fairs Hit the Northeast

The Idealist Graduate Degree Fairs are off to a tremendous start! We’re beginning the season with a tour of the Northeast.

Last week’s fair in New York City was barely fazed by the intense thunderstorm and tornado warnings. A line formed down the block as we welcomed almost 2,000 individuals to connect with representatives from 200 graduate schools.

On Monday we set up shop in Providence, one of the smallest cities on our tour. Dedicated volunteers from the Urban Education Policy graduate program at Brown University helped us run the event smoothly. About 250 prospective students chatted with 76 grad schools.

The next day we headed 40 miles north to Boston University, where they served better-than-average chowder in the student union while the Red Sox played right down the street. Over 1,200 grad school seekers got the chance to meet with 180 grad degree programs – this student-filled city always makes for a busy fair (below).

Next, we’re coming to Pittsburgh (tonight, September 23) and Philadelphia (September 27). Hope to see you there!

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Staff photo from the Boston fair

[This blog entry appeared on an older version of Idealist; any broken links are a result of having re-launched our site in Fall 2010.]

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