2017 Conference Schedule

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-1:30pm 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
1:30pm-1:45pm Swag Swap
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

*Agenda subject to change

2017 Sponsors