Using GC Connect

to Make Appointments and Apply to Job Postings

GC ConnectGC Connect is our career services management system powered by Symplicity. Students can use GC Connect to schedule appointments or apply to job postings advertised by our office.

Below is a step-by-step guide for using GC Connect.

Learn more about the various types of appointments that our office offers on our services page.

First Time Users

  • If you’re a current student …

    A GC Connect account has already been made for you—you do not need to create a new account. To access your account, navigate to the GC Connect login page and follow these steps:

    1. Click on the “Student/Alumni” user icon
    2. Click “Forgot Password”
    3. Enter your GC email address (ending in @gradcenter.cuny.edu) and click “Go”
    4. Open your GC email account, locate the email titled “Career Services Password Reset Request,” and click the URL link at the bottom of the email to set your password
    5. Enter and confirm a new password, and then click “Save”

    From now on, you’ll be able to login to GC Connect using your GC email address and the password you just created.

    If you’re not a current student …

    Please contact us at careerplan@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-7425 and we will create your account for you.

Appointments

  • Log into GC Connect using your GC email address and your GC Connect password. Once on the GC Connect homepage, follow these steps:

    1. On the right-hand side of the homepage is a list of Shortcuts; click “Request an Appointment”
    2. Using the drop-down menu, select the type of appointment you wish to make (e.g., mock interview, writing consultation)
      (If you leave the appointment type blank, you will be able to see all available appointments)
    3. Select the date and time ranges for which you’d like to search for available appointments
    4. Select your preferred counselor(s) (if any)
      (If you would like to take a career assessment, such as the MBTI, please schedule your meeting with Emily Seamone)
    5. Select the days of the week when you’re available to meet
    6. Click “Check Availability”
    7. Select the appointment you want from those available that meet your search criteria
    8. Complete the required appointment confirmation form and click “Submit Request”

    Your appointment request has now been submitted. You should receive an email confirmation. Later, you will receive a second email indicating approval or denial of your appointment request. Both Requested and Approved Appointments are viewable in your GC Connect Calendar.

    Please note that students can schedule appointments only up to two weeks in advance. If you need to schedule an appointment further in the future, please call our office at 212-817-7425.

  • If you have to cancel an appointment, you can do so online in GC Connect up to 48 hours in advance. If you have to cancel at the last minute, please call us.

    Students who repeatedly fail to show up for appointments or frequently cancel at the last minute will lose their online scheduling abilities and will need to call to schedule an appointment.

Job Postings

  • Log into GC Connect using your GC email address and your GC Connect password. Once on the GC Connect homepage, follow these steps:

    1. On the right-hand side of the homepage is a list of Shortcuts; click “Jobs”
      (You can also navigate to the Job Postings page by using the main menu on the left-hand side of the homepage: Jobs – Discover)
    2. Search the job database by keywords and location or click “See All Jobs” to view all active listings and a series of advanced search options, such as position type, industry, and job function
    3. Click on a job listing to find out more information, including the full job description, position requirements, salary level, and application process
    4. Information about the application process is listed on the right-hand side of the job posting
  • Log into GC Connect using your GC email address and your GC Connect password. Once on the GC Connect homepage, follow these steps:

    1. Use the GC Connect main menu (on the left-hand side of the homepage) to navigate to the My Documents page (Documents – My Documents)
    2. Click the “Add New” button
    3. Give your new document a title (Label), indicate which document type it is, and choose which file to upload
      (We strongly recommend that you upload documents as PDFs to ensure that their formatting doesn’t change)
    4. Click “Submit” to upload your document

    Your selected document will now be uploaded with the metadata that you provided. Repeat this process to upload additional job search documents.

    All of your uploaded documents will appear on your My Documents page. You can also delete uploaded documents from this page.

  • After searching through the active job postings and locating one to which you want to apply, navigate to that particular job’s listing page.

    For job postings processed on the employer’s website …

    There will be an “Apply” button to the right of the job post heading. To begin the job application process, click “Apply” and follow the provided instructions, which will lead you to the employer’s website.

    For job postings processed through GC Connect …

    The “Apply” button will only appear to the right of the job post heading if you’ve already uploaded your job documents. After you’ve successfully uploaded your resume and other required job documents to GC Connect, follow these steps …

    1. Click on the “Apply” button to the right of the job post heading
    2. In the pop-up window, use the drop-down menus to select the appropriate document from your list of uploaded documents for each application requirement; you can also click “Add New” to upload additional documents
    3. Add any additional Notes that you wish the employer to see
      (Note: this field is optional)
    4. After double-checking that you’ve selected the appropriate documents, click “Submit”

    Your job application has now been submitted to GC Connect.

    For most job listings, submitted applications are immediately forwarded to employers. For some job listings, submitted applications must be approved by the Director of the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development before being forwarded to employers. In the latter situation, you may be notified via email about necessary corrections to your application documents.

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