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The Jacobs School is grateful for support and assistance from The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business.

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Office of Entrepreneurship & Career Development

We educate, inspire and support Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for innovative, creative, and successful lives in the arts. Offerings include expert guidance, education programs, extensive resources, project mentoring, as well as a wide variety of events.

In collaboration with the graduate and undergraduate offices, the OECD provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications. An undergraduate Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship (15 credits) is offered by the OECD in partnership with the Kelley School of Business.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH: HILARY GLEN
Cellist, Chamber Musician, Entrepreneur and Educator

Hilary GlenThis month, Project Jumpstart interviews Hilary Glen, Jacobs School alumna, principal cellist with the New World Symphony, and recently, an innovative producer!

Glen is a multi-facetted musician who has been known to perform in a variety of venues, whether it be at the New World Symphony, the mountainsides of the Italian Alps, the Rochester Jazz Festival and local coffee shops. She has collaborated with countless legendary figures in the industry, including Gil Shaham, Yefim Bronfman and John Adams.

Read about Hilary Glen >


PROJECT JUMPSTART

The OECD is the home base for a student-led initiative called Project Jumpstart that serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurial thought and action among students by offering high-impact career development and entrepreneurship workshops, networking events, peer support for projects, mini-conferences, and coordination of the annual Innovation Competition.


CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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

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.