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


University of Chicago Booth School of Business (IL)
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management (MN)


Teach For America (NY)
University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (IL)
University of Iowa College of Education, Higher Education & Student Affairs (IA)
University of Iowa College of Education, Psychological & Quantitative Foundations (IA)
University of Nebraska Omaha College of Education Department of Teacher Education (NE)
University of Northern Iowa College of Education Department of Teaching (IA)

Health Professions & Public Service

Des Moines University (IA)
Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs (IN)
St. Louis College of Pharmacy (MO)
University of Iowa College of Public Health (IA)
Washington University in St. Louis Brown School of Social Work & Public Health (MO)


Drake University Law School (IA)
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (IN)
John Marshall Law School (IL)
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (GA)
University of Iowa College of Law (IA)
University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law (MO)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

University of Iowa Department of Mathematics (IA)
University of Iowa Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science (IA)
Washington University in St. Louis Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (MO)

Specialty Programs

Iliff School of Theology (CO)
Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication (IA)
University of Iowa School of Urban & Regional Planning (IA)

University-Wide Representation

University of Northern Iowa Graduate College (IA)
Western Illinois University School of Graduate Studies (IL)

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.

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