Welcome to the Graduate Career Consortium

The Graduate Career Consortium, a national organization comprised of professionals at research universities and medical schools in the U.S. and Canada serving Ph.D. students and post-doctoral scholars, incorporated in 2014 and became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2015. The first GCC Executive Board consisting of four officers was elected in January 2014. The GCC is a volunteer run organization and has grown tremendously over the past three years. In 2017, the GCC reached 364 individual members representing 175 institutions. The organization operated unofficially from 1987 to 2013 through meetings at members’ institutions to share best practices and national trends, as well as to engage with other university PhD career advisors. Now the GCC hosts regional meetings and one national conference annually with over 200 members attending.

We have many plans and projects in the pipeline and we hope you will consider joining us in the efforts to increase awareness of and support for the professional and career development of our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

For more information on the GCC, please contact us at info@gradcareerconsortium.org

Using the science of well-being to transform your career exploration (opinion)

August 13, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersYou can't figure out which jobs have the possibility to become your vocation, writes Melissa Dalgleish, until you first figure out yourself and your signature strengths.Job...

Advice for how to follow up after a job interview (opinion)

August 06, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersSometimes, not communicating effectively post-interview could even cost you a job, warns Natalie Lundsteen.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyTopic: InterviewsEditorial...

A tool to help grad students strategically plan their careers (opinion)

July 30, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersJennie Dorman and Bill Lindstaedt describe a tool designed to help you visualize the process, track your progress and identify the most strategic next steps.Job Tags: FACULTY...

Graduate students must take responsibility for their own careers (opinion)

July 23, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersYou must be responsible for pursuing your own professional options while sorting through insights from faculty members, professional staff and peers, counsels Alfreda...

Graduate Career Consortium

Leading the advancement of the graduate-level career and professional development community while engaging and nurturing the unique nexus of expertise, knowledge, resources and people in the graduate career and professional development community