July 2014 – Announcements from GECC

Graduating? Early Career? The History of Science Society’s Graduate and Early Career Caucus (GECC) is your source for relevant career advice and networking opportunities within your field. Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook for the latest news on the job market and the profession. Check out our on-going series of profiles of early-career scholars to learn what’s fresh in the history of science on our blog. Want to be featured on the blog or contribute content? Contact us at hssgecc@gmail.com.

Look for us at the annual meeting in Chicago in November. Events at HSS 2014 are still pending, but GECC offers a variety of ways for early careerists to get involved:

GECC Mixer and Rendezvous

Join us at the annual meeting for our Friday-night mixer. Past locations have included Boston’s Harpoon Brewery and San Diego’s Tipsy Crow. This year’s location is still in the works but follow us on Twitter for updates.

GECC Member Luncheon

Watch the program for a chance to meet your GECC officers and enjoy drinks and desserts while we talk about what future events we might hold. We’re looking for session ideas, new officers, and any thoughts regarding ways HSS can better support graduate students and early career scholars. Bring your lunch and help us make HSS as helpful to you as it can possibly be.

Mentorship Program

The mentorship program is designed to bring together veteran scholars with graduate students and early career professionals at the annual meeting in Chicago. If you’re interested in being a mentor or mentee, please contact us at HSSmentorship@gmail.com.

CV Review

Submitting your CV soon? Need help organizing your CV? Get some fresh eyes and expert opinions from one of GECC’s CV reviewers at the annual meeting in Chicago. Interested in being reviewed or assisting with reviews? Email hss.gecc@gmail.com and check the blog for sign-ups in September.

Networking in Chicago

The Society’s newest caucus, HSS at Work, and the Graduate and Early Career Caucus will jointly sponsor an evening networking event at this year’s HSS meeting in Chicago. The event will feature opportunities to talk to historians of science who have built careers in non-tenure-track positions and who can help both graduate students and faculty advisers to prepare students for a broad range of careers. “Key Networkers” at the event will address general topics like informational interviewing, how to look for a job, negotiating once you have an offer, and how to maintain an identity as an historian of science from a position outside the academy. We hope that many of you will attend!