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

Advice for how to reach out and network effectively (opinion)

June 18, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersWhen you ask people you don't know for career help, you may be surprised by how generous they can be, writes Victoria McGovern, who gives some suggestions on how best...

Ways that advisers can better inform Ph.D. students on careers today (opinion)

June 11, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersJames M. Van Wyck offers some specific advice on how they can help their Ph.D. mentees.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyTopic: Alt-Ac CareersEditorial...

Myths about the job search that should be reconsidered (opinion)

June 04, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersDon't believe everything you read about the job search, advises Joseph Barber.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: facultyTopic: Cover LettersInterviewsEditorial...

Suggestions for alt-ac careers that may be overlooked (opinion)

May 21, 2018
Category: Carpe CareersIf a tenure-track faculty position is not in your future, you should consider many different types of jobs, David McDonald advises.Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd keywords: administratorsfacultyTopic: Alt-Ac...

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