2021 GCC Virtual Annual Conference Announcement


The Graduate Career Consortium Conference Committee is excited to announce the theme for this year's virtual conference taking place June 23-25, 2021:

Meeting the Moment: Re-evaluating and Re-inventing Career and Professional Development
A Conference for Leaders in Graduate and Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development

About the Theme
The world has rapidly changed over the past year. We and the populations we serve are collectively experiencing a pandemic while reflecting and taking action on inequality and systemic racism, navigating a changing political landscape, and re-defining our work-life balance. These challenges have always existed both inside and outside higher education systems, and the onset of the pandemic has been a catalyst for us to meet the moment we are in. As such, graduate education professionals and faculty are rapidly pivoting their work to address the evolving needs of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, particularly students disproportionately affected by the pandemic and persisting inequities. We are reflecting, re-evaluating, and re-inventing to overcome obstacles and address challenges exacerbated in the past year including, but not limited to: racial inequality, mental health, financial scarcity, and virtual program delivery. Through innovation, creativity, and collaboration, we are enriching the career and professional development of the populations we serve to create spaces and communities that value diversity, accessibility, and belonging. 

Call for member-generated session proposals and other details related to the 2021 Annual Conference will be shared on the Conference webpage