GCDS Connect

GCDS CONNECT fosters a dynamic and productive networking forum for alums to ask questions, seek information, and hone personal and professional skills while receiving academic and/or career guidance among fellow alums.

Insider Guide


The Insider Guide is a short term shadowing experience offering a young alum the chance to job shadow and gain exposure to jobs and careers. The young alum will join a host (a fellow alum or member of the GCDS community) during the workday -- sit in on meetings, observe interactions with clients or coworkers, and gain a true inside look at what it might be like to follow in the host’s career footsteps. Through observation and conversation, the young alum will learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice, observe workplace norms, and see first-hand how to prepare for life after academic careers. Importantly, the Insider Guide program builds relationships within the GCDS community – we hope these experiences are the beginning of a longer term mentoring relationship.

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Alumni Advisory Council Career Committee Members