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 trauma affects grad students in their career search (opinion)

July 09, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersSuch trauma impacts graduate students as they produce CVs, cover letters and other job search materials, writes Beth Godbee, and we should acknowledge and address...

Tip for effective informational interviews (opinion)

July 02, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersMany students are unclear how to conduct such conversations and are potentially sabotaging future career prospects, writes Thomas Magaldi.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd...

How to advocate for change early in your academic career (opinion)

June 25, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersAdriana Bankston offers six tips for how to effectively use your voice to benefit society early in your academic career.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyEditorial...

Advice for how to reach out and network effectively (opinion)

June 18, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersWhen you ask people you don't know for career help, you may be surprised by how generous they can be, writes Victoria McGovern, who gives some suggestions on how best...

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