The Idealist Grad Fairs take place each year in cities across the United States. These fairs are free to the general public. Prospective students who attend the Idealist fairs are seeking graduate degree programs that will help them make a difference through their careers. They come from a range of backgrounds, including:
- Nonprofit and government work
- Alumni of service programs such as Peace Corps, City Year, and AmeriCorps
- Mid-career professionals seeking to advance their careers or transition to a new one
- Undergraduate students
By attending a fair, you also have the opportunity to network with your peers and raise the profile of your school by volunteering to speak on a panel about becoming a stronger candidate for graduate school.