2014 Graduate & Professional School Fair

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 12:47 pm

As the highlight of Graduate & Professional School (GPS) Week, the Grinnell College Center for Careers, Life, and Service and the Careers in Education Professions Program are co-hosting the 2014 Graduate & Professional School Fair on Thursday, October 2, from 4:30 to 8:00 pm at the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. We will be welcoming representatives from a diverse selection of institutions and graduate programs across the nation.


Participating Programs

(details to come)


Registration & Fees

Due to space restrictions, our fair is by invitation only. Please call or e-mail Diane Hawkins (641-269-4895; hawkins[at]grinnell[dot]edu) if you are interested in participating.

The registration fee provides for hot and cold beverages and a warm buffet dinner for all representatives. Fees are a function of the number of representatives being sent. Payment—by credit card or check—should be remitted by Thursday, September 18.

One representative:       $30
Two representatives:    $40
Three representatives:         $50
Other (please contact Diane Hawkins for details)


Other Fair-Related Details

After you register, Diane Hawkins will follow up with additional details about the venue (including directions), Internet and electrical-outlet access, parking, unloading and mailing promotional materials, and other matters.



A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of both Wednesday, October 1, and Thursday, October 2, at the Country Inn by Carlson Hotel, which is located approximately 3 miles from campus near I-80 Exit 182 (Grinnell). The hotel offers pet-friendly, non-smoking rooms with queen- or king-size beds, a heated indoor pool, and a fitness center. Complimentary breakfasts and high-speed Internet access are included in the room cost; and rooms are equipped with coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, and hair dryers.

The group rate is $76 per night (plus taxes). Representatives should call the hotel directly to make reservations, asking for the room rate for the Grinnell College Graduate School Fair. The last day to reserve a room at the group rate is Sunday, September 21.

Country Inn by Carlson
1710 West Street South
Grinnell, IA  50112
Phone: 641-236-9600

A list of additional accommodation options, including bed-and-breakfasts, can be found on pages 48–49 of the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide. (Dining options in Grinnell can be found on pages 40–42 of the same guide.)

Facts about Grinnell College

  • Immediately after graduation, 20–25 percent of Grinnellians in recent classes have gone directly to graduate or professional school.
  • Many of those who do not immediately go to graduate or professional school do so later. Within ten years of graduation, over 50 percent of a class typically holds at least one advanced degree.
  • Grinnell College is in the top 1 percent of colleges and universities for PhDs awarded per graduate.