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

Early career scientists should consider nonprofit work outside academe (opinion)

September 17, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersAdriana Bankston encourages early career scientists to seek opportunities to benefit society beyond academe.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyTopic: Alt-Ac...

Advice on whether to pursue a postdoc or not (opinion)

September 10, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersMany Ph.D. students simply default to postdoctoral training as a logical next step, when instead they should be making a much more intentional choice, writes Stephanie...

How to use public scholarship to build skills relevant to diverse career paths (opinion)

August 27, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersJoseph Stanhope Cialdella recommends four strategies for expanding how to think about such scholarship in ways that help build skills and knowledge that are relevant...

How to write an effective cover letter for jobs beyond those in the faculty (opinion)

August 20, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersAs a job seeker looking for positions beyond faculty roles, you have to achieve a lot in one page, and Joseph Barber provides tips on how to make the most of it.Job...

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