All About Graduate School Part 1: What a Grad School Fair Can Do For You

college-graduate-holding-now-what-signI know that you have just started the academic year. It’s more than possible that the last thing you want to start thinking about is graduate school. However, this is the time to start buckling down and trying to start thinking about what you might want to do after Wesleyan. Take advantage of this sweet spot of time between Drop/Add and midterms to get ahead in the graduate school process!

In trying to figure things out, graduate school fairs are a great way to get the most amount of information and meet the most knowledgeable people from the programs you are interested in. Idealist sponsors a number of free graduate school fairs in nearby locations including New York (9/16) and Boston (9/25). Click the links for a full list of the participating programs. In fact, Idealist has an entire section of its website dedicated to graduate education. They cover everything, from just getting started thinking about grad school to perhaps ultimately deciding graduate school is not for you right now.

If you are wondering what the benefit of attending a graduate school fair, check out the video below for more information about why you should attend an Idealist grad school fair:

So what have you got to lose! Get some friends and make it a road trip or boldly go it alone. Who knows where this step could lead you!

Check back next week for our second graduate school post for those of you interested in social entrepreneurship!

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare. 


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