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

Ad hoc Committees

Get involved with one of the GCC ad hoc committees! Members will have an opportunity to join a committee at the beginning of each fiscal year in August.  Please email the contact person if you are interested in learning more about the work of the GCC committees. 

Inside Higher Ed Writing Group: Carpe Careers

Carpe Careers is a weekly column on a variety of issues surrounding career and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. We will strive to present positive and practical insights and we welcome members who would like to join the writing group.

Contact: Joseph Barber,

GCC Virtual Career Fair

In partnership with CareerEco, the VCF committee organizes an annual virtual career fair for GCC member institutions.

Contact: Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Northwestern University,

ImaginePhD: An IDP for Social Sciences & Humanities

The ImaginePhD committee aims to create an Individual Development Plan for Humanities and Social Science modeled after the MyIDP for STEM fields.

Contact: Teresa Dillinger, UC Davis,


Diversity Committee

The GCC Diversity Committee affirms the value of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. Our efforts will focus on traditionally underrepresented and marginalized students and scholars, and recognize that diverse identities include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, ability, and parental and documentation statuses. These identities impact graduate student and postdoctoral experiences; therefore, this committee promotes inclusive advising and programming, and access to a full range of career options for all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and alumni of graduate programs. Through the cultivation of conversations as well as sharing resources and best practices, we aim to enrich our professional community.

Contact: D'Anne Duncan, Vanderbilt University,; Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Northwestern University,

PhD Outcomes Task Force

Contact: Rosanne Lurie, University of Pennsylvania,; Melanie Sinche,

Benchmarking Committee

Contact: Kay Gruder, University of Connecticut,

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