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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: DOMINICK DIORIO
Innovation in Composition

DiOrioThis month, Project Jumpstart interviews Dr. Dominick DiOrio, composer and associate professor of choral conducting at the Jacobs School of Music.

Under his leadership, the contemporary vocal ensemble NOTUS has performed at both regional and national ACDA conferences and as an invited ensemble on the Distinguished Concerts International New York Artist Series at Carnegie Hall.

Read about Dominick DiOrio >


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.