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

The need for renewed career advice for graduate students (opinion)

November 19, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersEvery new group of humanities and social science scholars needs guidance to reimagine professional development and career options, writes Alfreda James.Job Tags: FACULTY...

It's not always good to write your résumé and cover letter in a linear chronology (opinion)

November 12, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersA strong job application is not a chronology, writes David A. McDonald.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyTopic: Cover LettersEditorial Tags: Career...

How grad students can make the most of the rest of 2018 (opinion)

November 05, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersHow can you make the most of the rest of the year? Victoria McGovern explores some ways to answer that question.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyEditorial...

Tracking your time can help you determine what to do with your life (opinion)

October 29, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersMelissa Dalgleish explains how tracking your time for a week can help you figure out what to do with your life.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