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Take Charge of Your Future!

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.

Our Location: MU011 in Merrill Hall - just round the corner from Clouse's Lounge. More info here >

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.

INNOVATION COMPETITION

Congratulations to the winners of the 7th JSoM Project Jumpstart Innovation Competition, which took place on Saturday Feb 1, 2020, with eight contestants who presented an impressive variety of proposals. The First Prize of $1,500 went to Austin Pancner (DM, Trombone), with "The Functional Musician". Second Prize of $1,000 went to Luc LaChapelle (MM, Music Scoring and Visual Media), with"Lesson Virtuoso". Third Prize of $500 went to Jordan Plunkett (BSoF, Oboe and Arts Management), with "A Musician's Journal". Hats off to the finalists as well - Hippocrates Cheng, Emma Goulet, Bryan Page, Aron Frank, and Ben Jacob. Read more here >

FEBRUARY ENTREPRENEUR: DEMONDRAE THURMAN

Demondrae ThurmanRecently, Project Jumpstart had the opportunity to ask internationally acclaimed IU euphonium professor Demondrae Thurman some questions about his experiences, his teaching philosophy, and his advice for younger generations. His answers were nothing short of inspiring for us, and revealed just how much passion, drive, and joy he has when approaching work and life in general. Read the full interview today! 

 

 

 




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.