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In the Community Teams Up with SPA to Host Grad School Fair

By Adrienne Frank

Students browse admissions fair tables in a crowded hallway

About 700 prospective grad students turned out for the fair, June 17. (Photo: Jeff Watts)

No matter their academic interests, the 700 prospective graduate students who descended on AU June 17 share one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.

For the first time, AU’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) hosted the popular Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good. The event, held in the Katzen Arts Center rotunda, featured representatives from 61 graduate programs across the country. is considered the preeminent Web site for those interested in working toward a better world. Each day, 35,000 global users browse the site’s more than 4,000 job postings and 15,000 volunteer opportunities. They can also get information about internships and grad school programs.

“In hosting these fairs across the country, seeks to partner with schools of public policy, so we were absolutely delighted to be chosen. It was a great opportunity to showcase not only the Katzen and our beautiful campus, but our array of top-notch graduate programs,” said Jacqueline Linde, SPA assistant dean for marketing, admissions, and outreach.

Linde is hopeful this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership with

“This fair is a wonderful opportunity to introduce AU to people from around the country. We would be thrilled to make this an annual event.”