Carpe Careers

Young scientists should help shape STEM education policies (opinion)

May 16 2022
Category: Carpe CareersEarly-career scientists should have a say in developing the policies that can help them in the short term as well as benefit the scientific system in the long term, writes Adriana Bankston.Job Tags: Academic...

Free resources to help grad students navigate their careers (opinion)

May 09 2022
Category: Carpe CareersAccess to great advice and resources to help you navigate your professional development and job search has never been easier, writes Chris Smith.Editorial Tags: Career AdviceGraduate studentsShow...

An online course helps grad students design their careers (opinion)

May 02 2022
Category: Carpe CareersAlfreda S. James highlights the benefits of a new online curriculum that guides students in designing their careers.Editorial Tags: Career AdviceGraduate educationGraduate studentsShow on Jobs...

How best to identify and express your career skills (opinion)

Apr 25 2022
Category: Carpe CareersGrad students must articulate how their skills and experiences relate to their career goals, but they often focus on what they've achieved rather than the journey that led to it, writes Salvatore Cipriano.Job...

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Mark Kaloko, EdD

Associate Director, Career Services

University of Pennsylvania

GCC has been a place for me to learn cutting-edge ideas and strategies to take back to my institution. I am always impressed by the generosity of GCC members to share best practices and resources. The knowledge and relationships that I have gained from GCC have made me a better leader and advocate for graduate students.

Diane Safer, Ph.D.

Director, Career and Professional Development for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

As a professional in an office of one, it's an amazing feeling to not feel alone. Through GCC conferences (national and regional), committees, and message boards, I have had the chance to meet and collaborate with colleagues across the country - many of whom I now consider good friends.

Dinuka Gunaratne

Director, The Centre for Graduate Professional Development

University of Toronto

I have developed as a professional and leader through my GCC experience. I am very grateful for the opportunity to build my skills and learn new ones through my involvement.

Angie Esquivel Hawkins, MA

Associate Director of Educational Programs

Stanford University

The GCC has been a safe, welcoming, inspiring community of incredible people who also happen to work in a similar functional area within higher education. I never expected to feel so personally connected, valued, and impactful in a professional organization as I have in the GCC. I can honestly say I look forward to all GCC-related meetings, not only because I get to hear about amazing work being done to promote graduate student and postdoc success, but also because they leave me feeling happier and more energized than when I came in.