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Exhibitors will find the link to their page at the right.

The Complete Program for the 2020 Virtual Graduate and Professional Fair is now available. Links to the exhibitor sessions will be sent to individuals who have registered. You will find links to information on presenters and a brief list of participating institutions to the right.

Watch a YouTube video on How to Navigate the Fair.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation of many important events for the NIH community, including the face-to-face 2020 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair. However, we are scheduling a Virtual 2020 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair from August 4th through August 7th, 2020. We invite you to help us make sure this online event the best Graduate & Professional School Fair ever!

This year the fair will welcome all interested college students, postbacs, and other interested young scientists.

The Virtual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair will provide an opportunity for attendees to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. In the past, more than 200 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. sent representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. We are hoping they will be equally excited to participate in the virtual event,

The 2020 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair will consist of (1) live workshops on getting to graduate and/or professional school (August 4th, 2020); (2) prerecorded workshops, panels, and interviews covering career paths in disciplines including public health, clinical psychology, and data science and discussing strategies for successful test-taking and stress management during application season; and (3) online exhibitor sessions - the opportunity for you to learn more about the participating institutions and programs (August 5th through 7th, 2020).

Please register to participate and watch for additional information.

Student Registration

NOTE: There is no fee to register or participate.

Additional OITE Workshops and Events You May Find of Interest

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all OITE services for trainees have been delivered virtually since the middle of March. We invite you to browse through the recorded panels and workshops.

The major events you can access are

You will find captioned recordings on the OITE YouTube channel at

In addition to career information, you will find videos that focus on

  • Wellness and resilience
  • Leadership, mentorship, and management
  • Career exploration
  • Graduate school and professional school
  • Information about NIH intramural programs
  • The academic job search
  • Personal and professional development
  • Resources for young scientists