By Steve Stoddard - 08/04/09 03:13 PM EDT
If you’re looking to further your education, look no further than these events. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, getting a master’s degree, or simply learning a new skill, D.C. has a lot to offer.
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Picture Yourself as a Peace Corps Volunteer
Peace Corps recruiters will hold an information meeting to answer any questions you might have about joining the Peace Corps.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, Upstairs Auditorium
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW (at Macomb)
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations
TheCapitol.Net is a non-partisan firm providing training and publications that explore how Washington works for people who work in Washington. This intensive course teaches: the big picture of federal budgeting and spending, the crucial difference between authorizations and appropriations, what to expect and when in the budget process, the relationship between appropriations and the budget resolution, using Internet resources to track and research congressional budget action.
This course may count as 0.6 credit from George Mason University. For more information or to register online, go to: http://www.thecapitol.net/PublicPrograms/ucb.html
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good
The Idealist.org Graduate Degree fair is hosted by the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Participants will have the opportunity to meet graduate admissions representatives from various programs. Participants can also attend a free information session with advice on: graduate degree options, the application process, financial aid, and deciding when to attend graduate school after spending time in the working world. For more information or to register online, go to http://www.idealist.org/gradfairs
Cafritz Conference Center (Marvin Center), Ballrooms and Room 310, 3rd Floor
800 21st St, NW
The Graduate School
Fall semester begins
The Graduate School has provided continuing education and workforce development to serve the needs of both government and the private sector since 1921. It is an accredited institution recognized by the Department of Education, and a number of their course offerings are transferable to other academic institutions. They offer classes at night and on weekends in order to accommodate working professionals.
The Graduate School’s nearly 1,000 annual course offerings are open and continuous. For more information, go to http://graduateschool.edu/index.html
Cost: varies from $59 - $375
World MBA Tour
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Specifically designed for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) the services at this fair include: Information on eligibility criteria on over $ 1.6 million of exclusive scholarships, GMAT and Admissions Strategy Workshop, careers panel with MBA recruiters / alumni, sample MBA MasterClass from top professors, and a free TopMBA Career Guide for first 100 visitors. For more information or to register online, go to: http://www.topmba.com/index.php?id=1058
National Building Museum: 401 F St. NW
Cost: $5 online pre-registration or $10 day of the fair (both payable at registration table)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
QS World Grad School Tour
Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. (QS) is a leading global career and education network for ambitious professionals looking to further both their personal and professional development. Every stop on the World Grad School tour offers: admissions advice, information on available scholarships, networking opportunities, discussions with national and international graduate school admissions officers, face to face meetings with the people who will be reviewing applications. For more information or to register online, go to: http://www.topuniversities.com/gradschool/worldgradschooltour/
National Building Museum: 401 F St. NW