Graduate & Professional School (GPS) Fair

Graduate & Professional School Fair

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Holmes Student Center, Ellington Ballroom, 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Information for Recruiters

Exhibitor Registration
We are pleased to offer basic registration ($150) and sponsorship registration ($250) for exhibitors.  To register as an exhibitor, click here.  

Exhibitors who register and are not sure of choosing an advertising option, should complete registration without selecting an advertising option.  You may call Jan Wylde at 815-753-8346 if you want to add an advertising option to your registration anytime before August 29.

Purchase Display Advertising to Promote Your School
NEW this year is an opportunity to purchase display advertising space in the GPS Fair Guide that will be distributed to all attendees (approximately 400).  Advertisers will receive additional visibility by having their organization's ad appear on a large screen presentation that all students will see as they enter the fair.  Advertisers who also exhibit at the fair will receive discounted ad rates.

Display ad space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  See below for prices and specifications.

Want to purchase your exhibitor registration and a display ad at the same time?  Click here.

Can't attend the fair, but want to purchase an ad?   Click here.

If you already registered and want to purchase display advertising as an add-on, please contact Jan Wylde at 815-753-8346.

Ad Rates & Sizes
Our fair guide's 8.5" x 11" pages will be printed in landscape (horizontal) format.

FULL PAGE Landscape format only (horizontal), 10" x 7.25"
Non-exhibitor price:  $300
Exhibitor price:  $225
HALF PAGE Landscape format (horizontal), 10" x 3.5"
Portrait format (vertical), 4.875" x 7.25"
Non-exhibitor price:  $150
Exhibitor price:  $115
QUARTER PAGE Landscape format only (horizontal), 4.875" x 3.5"
Non-exhibitor price:  $80
Exhibitor price:  $50

All ads must be submitted in PDF format, grayscale only, no resolutions lower than 96 dpi.  All artwork and payment is due by August 29.  Display ad registrations are not considered complete until full payment is received.

Questions?  Please contact Jan Wylde at 815-753-8346 or

Overview for Students/Alumni/Community Members

Interested in graduate school?  Come gather the information you need about these programs.  Don't miss this once-per-year opportunity to talk directly with recruiters from the convenience of NIU's DeKalb campus!

Students - Free
Alumni - Free
Non-NIU - Free

Things to Know for the Day of the Fair

  • Attire/dress is casual--come as you are.  Resumes are not needed.
  • Ask recruiters about their programs, admissions processes, and financial aid/scholarship information.
  • Visit schools offering programs in your area of interest.
  • Bring note-taking materials.

The GPS fair is not an interviewing program; it is an information-gathering fair.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Career Services