Graduate Career Consortium

Leaders in the Career and Professional Development of Doctoral & Postdoctoral Scholars

Graduate Career Consortium

Leaders in the Career and Professional Development of Doctoral & Postdoctoral Scholars

2017 Graduate Career Consortium

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Schedule at a Glance
*More details to come 
 

Tuesday, June 27

PreConference 9am-5pm
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

9:00am-9:30am          Registration and Breakfast
9:30am-9:40am          Welcome
9:40am-10:00am        GCC History
10:00am-10:30am       Career Advising Foundations
10:30am-10:45am       Break
10:45am-12:00pm       Career Development for Graduate Students Break Out Sessions
                                 -Graduate-School Professionals moving into Career Development
                                 -Career-Development Professionals now serving Graduate Students and/or Post-Docs
12:00pm-1:00pm         Lunch
1:00pm-1:45pm          Show and Tell Session: Being Resourceful and Finding Resources
1:45pm-2:45pm          Case Studies – Student Videos
2:45pm-3:00pm          Break
3:00pm-4:00pm          Ask Me Anything – Panel
4:00pm-4:30pm          Steps Going Forward

Welcome Reception, 5pm-7pm
Courtyard by Marriott Medical Center Houston

 

Wednesday, June 28

8:00am-8:30am            Registration opens
8:30am-9:00am            Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am            Welcome/Announcements/Keynote Speaker: De Andrea Nichols
9:45am-10:45am          Plenary Session 1: National Academy of Sciences
11:00am-12:30pm        Lunch/GCC Business
12:30pm-1:00pm         Imagine PhD
1:30pm-3:00pm           Plenary Session 2:  The Essentials of Birkman
3:15pm-4:30pm           Plenary Session 3:  The Birkman Basics Report
4:30pm-5:15pm           Keynote Speaker:  Sharon Birkman, Birkman International
Evening networking reception at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts
 

Thursday, June 29

8:00am-8:30am            Registration opens
8:30am-9:00am            Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am            Announcements/Keynote speaker: Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed
9:30am-12:30pm          Member-Generated Programs in Breakout Sessions (3 sessions with 4 programs in each to choose from – more details will be posted soon!)
12:30pm-1:45pm          Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Hodges, Director of Research, Gallup’s Education Practice: The Five Essential Elements of Wellbeing
12:00pm-5:00pm          Vendor Tables Staffed
1:45pm-3:00pm           GCC Business/Strategic Planning
3:00pm-5:00pm           Poster Session
‘Texas Night’! Evening reception at the Courtyard by Marriott Medical Center (conference hotel)
 

Friday, June 30

8:00am-9:00am            Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am          Poster Session Contest Winners Announced
10:30am-11:30am        Keynote Speaker:  A Conversation with Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters
11:30am-12:00pm        Closing Remarks
1:00 pm                        Bus transportation to Houston airports from conference hotel


*Agenda subject to change
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