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Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) provides expert guidance and resources, as well as a wide variety of events designed to empower Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a career in music and dance.

PROJECT JUMPSTART

Led by students in the Jacobs School, Project Jumpstart offers high-impact programming that includes career development and entrepreneurship workshops, professional development programs, self-promotion and publicity, and networking events.

CAREER ADVISING

Meet one-on-one with a career advisor to identify and locate information about specific music careers, prepare and optimize your resume and professional cover letter(s), and plan your career path. Appointments can be made through the Career Portal, or in person at Jumpstart Central (MU011) in Merrill Hall.

WORKSHOP SERIES

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the OECD provides workshops on key skill sets such as resume and cover letter writing, website development, video editing, photography, health and wellbeing. Most workshops take place at Jumpstart Central (MU011), which is located near Clouse’s Lounge.

CAREER PORTAL

The Jacobs School of Music’s new Career Portal provides a comprehensive web-based career planning tool for students, faculty, alumni, career counselors, and employers. Click here for more information >

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A Kelley School of Business Certificate In Entrepreneurship is available to all Jacobs School of Music undergraduate students.

TRAVEL FUNDING

Click here for information on student travel funding >

Jumpstart Entrepreneur: Nick Pupillo Making Moves in Contemporary Dance

Congratulations to  ballet innovator and Jacobs alumnus Nick Pupillo, Project Jumpstart's January Entrepreneur of the Month. Nick is an established dancer and choreographer, who formed Visceral Dance  after completing his studies at IU.

The Chicago company and center serves to explore the everchanging world of contemporary movement.

Nick's work has been described as "a stroke of choreographic genius...complex, tumbling changes...in this portrait of perpetual motion." (Chicago Tribune)

Read the Interview >