The Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) supports the provision of career and professional development for doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars.

The GCC began in the summer of 1987, when April Hamel, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), visited other universities to survey the career services they were providing for their PhD students. Dean Hamel, together with Mary Heiberger and Julie Vick at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to organize an informal group of people who worked with doctoral students on career issues to convene periodically and share ideas. What began as a one-day meeting has grown to include:

  • An annual two-and-a-half day meeting, held on a member’s campus to give members an opportunity to share best practices and innovations
  • A member listserv, through Google Groups, for exchanging ideas and answering calls for information and opinions
  • Occasional newsletters posted to list by members on a rotating schedule
  • Joint ventures, such as a virtual career fair

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


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