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

Tips to Ph.D.s for having a life beyond their research projects (essay)

July 24, 2017
Category: Carpe CareersIf you allow it to take over, you will be missing crucial aspects of the world outside your office, lab or library, warns David A. McDonald.Job Tags: FACULTY...

Practical tips for improving performance and building endurance as a runner also apply to job searches (essay)

July 17, 2017
Category: Carpe CareersKatharyn L. Stober shows how the same practical tips for performing better as a runner can apply to advancing your career.Editorial Tags: Career AdviceShow on...

Doctoral students and postdocs should approach their job search like a customized career fair (essay)

July 10, 2017
Category: Carpe CareersIt's an excellent way for Ph.D.s and postdocs to articulate how their skills might add value to organizations that lie outside their traditional disciplinary areas,...

Strategies for transitioning to a new career (essay)

July 03, 2017
Category: Carpe CareersFinding your passion in one particular area and cultivating it more intensely is a useful strategy, advises Adriana Bankston.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyEditorial...

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