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Want to change the world? There’s a degree for that.

Since 2004, the Idealist Grad Fairs have been helping prepare the next generation of nonprofit leaders by connecting thousands of prospective students with hundreds of admissions representatives from public-interest graduate programs across the United States and around the world. Fields represented at the fairs include public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, socially responsible business, and more. The fairs are free and open to anyone interested in learning about grad school.

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September 12: New York
September 17: Boston
September 18: Philadelphia
September 24: Atlanta
October 1: Washington, DC
October 3: Minneapolis
October 4: Chicago
October 8: San Francisco
October 10: Los Angeles
October 15: Seattle
October 18: Denver

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