September grad degree fairs: DC, Boston, Providence, and more!


Some of our favorite recruiters at last spring's DC fair. Photo: Julia Smith.

Thinking about going to grad school? You’re in luck: it’s Idealist Grad Fair season again! We kick off the season in New York and DC this week, and then head to Boston on Monday, Sept. 19 and Providence on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

See the full lineup and RSVP to a fair near you at

Why come to a Grad Fair?

Whether you know precisely what kind of degree you want or you’re just beginning to explore options, our events allow you to meet with lots of admissions counselors in one place; ask them what makes for a successful application; and even attend a free panel about graduate admissions and financial aid.

Why come to an Idealist Grad Fair?

Our fairs are designed specifically for people who want to further their social impact careers. Admissions folks have consistently told us that they get their best applicants at Idealist Grad Fairs, because members of our community really want to go on to create social change after they graduate.

At each event, you can learn about programs focusing on nonprofit management, public health, public policy, social work, education, international affairs, and many other fields.

How to sign up

The fairs are free and open to the public. Visit and click on your city to RSVP.

See you soon!

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Grad Fairs Coming to Providence, Pittsburgh, and Many More Cities

Thinking about going to grad school? Our 2010 season of Graduate Degree Fairs for the Public Good kicks off this Thursday in New York City, and we’ll have stops in six more cities in September alone. (Yes, we are trying to get lots of rest this week!)

From Flickr user GypsySeoul (Creative Commons)

First up (click on a city name and fair date to learn more or RSVP):

…And you can browse the whole list of cities and dates on this page.

If you’re in one of these cities, we hope you’ll stop by to meet admissions representatives from degree programs including social work, public policy, public health, law, and many more. All of the fairs are free to attend; run from 5:00-8:00 p.m.; and offer a panel discussion covering topics about applications and financial aid that lasts from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it, you can peruse our Graduate Education Resource Center, and connect with some of our exhibitors via Twitter using this list.

[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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