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

How to negotiate a job offer effectively (opinion)

April 23, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersIt takes some practice, but if you know and understand the basics, you can become much better at it, advises Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyEditorial...

How to work most effectively with your supervisor (opinion)

April 16, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersKristy J. Sherrer discusses some industry strategies for effective professional communication and productivity.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyEditorial...

Making your handshake work for you in your career (opinion)

April 09, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersIs a bad handshake such a bad thing? Yes, and especially when the person whose hand you are shaking has a professionally firm one, writes Joseph Barber.Job Tags: FACULTY...

How to use your website and LinkedIn to further your career (opinion)

April 02, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersPallavi Eswara provides advice on how to make sure it accurately reflects what you do professionally and lets you control what others see about you.Job Tags: FACULTY...

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