Idealist.org held a fair for students to learn about more options for graduate school from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Rockwell Pavilion of the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library. This fair was open to anyone interested in applying to graduate school, specifically public interest programs.
Idealist graduate school fairs help people considering graduate education as a way to improve their skills and advance their careers.
“Idealist.org is a nonprofit organization that helps people take one good step towards doing good in the world,” said program manager for Idealist.org Chris Machuca. “That could be getting a job in the nonprofit sector, volunteering or going to grad school to help students pursue a career in nonprofit.”
The fair was hosted by the Graduate College of Social Work, and 59 schools were in attendance to meet prospective students and let them know about their programs.
“Idealist fairs are great because they often attract students that have a social prerogative,” said Monterey Institute of International Studies enrollment manager Danielle Steer. “They’re interested in how they can be a change in the world.”
The fair featured many different graduate schools that specialized in various topics. Idealist graduate school fairs will be held in 18 U.S. cities.
“I found a specific graduate school area that I want to pursue, so that helped me out a lot,” said exercise and sports major senior Timothy McClendon.
In addition to holding graduate school fairs, Idealist.org offers free graduate school resources such as degree overviews on public health, non-profit management, public interest law, education and more. They also offer tips on preparing for, applying to and financing graduate school.
To find out more information, visit idealist.org/gradschool.