post by J. Scott Hudgins
The Graduate School at UNCG has been an active participant at graduate school fairs hosted by Idealist, a non-profit group, whose mission is to “connect people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.” Independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed, Idealist’s work is guided by the common desire of its members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
Idealist Graduate School fairs link individuals, many whom are currently employed in the workforce, with graduate program opportunities that lead to careers that make a difference in the world and in local communities. Many of the programs represented at the fairs are in the “helping” professions: public health, education, public affairs, non-profit management, social work, environmental affairs, and conflict/peace studies, just to name a few. In addition to program information, the fairs provide workshops and information panels for addressing topics like navigating the application process, financing your next degree, and career networking.
UNCG has many programs whose graduates contribute to the enhancement of our public life. Idealist Graduate Fairs provide an important platform to share the many avenues of public service and community engagement available through UNCG graduate and professional programs. In 2013 UNCG will participate in the New York (September 16), Washington, DC (October 1) and Charlotte, NC (October 24) fairs this fall.
Check out the many resources on the Idealist.org website, including their job listings and their blog. See you at the fair! Idealist.org.
Informative videos at: http://www.idealist.org/explore/gradschool101