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A bi-weekly digest of career development information, ideas, events, and more from the Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development.



In our holiday edition, we bring you a discussion of things you can do to catch-up or kick back and relax (we're torn ourselves). We welcome your ideas and suggestions!


Are you looking forward to some down-time over the semester break—naps, Netflix, hot cocoa…?

Or are you the type that likes to make every minute "count"? For you, the semester break is a chance to catch-up on that ever-growing, all-important to-do list.

The staff of the OECD understands [and represents] BOTH personality types! As always, and especially in our Holiday Edition, we have something for everyone…and a preview of coming attractions next semester!

For all you go-getters out there, this is a great time to pick up seasonal employment and gigs! Here are some tips [and resources] to help you connect with your community, explore internships, plan for next semester, and even update your resume over the Holidays.

If a "break" means binge-watching favorite movies and catching up on seasonal episodes, look no further than Hulu for the Holidays, a "full festive collection…to get in the spirit of the season."

Make time to catch up on your rest, too. reminds us all of the health benefits of napping: stress reduction, improved performance, mood boosting. Famous nappers include: Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Gene Autry, Thomas Edison, and Eleanor Roosevelt! When you wake up, enjoy Bon Appetit's Best Hot Chocolate.
If you get any one of these "21 Ridiculously Cool Gifts College Students Never Knew They Needed" post a picture for us on the OECD Facebook page.

And finally, it's just not the Hoosier Holidays without Straight No Chaser - if you missed their show at the IU Auditorium, here's a chance to include them in your holiday celebrations!


January 18-19  The Cleveland Orchestra is back!
February 4: Innovation Competition (be working on this now!)
February 25: Alternative Industry Career Day: Musicians in Technology and Finance
March 5: Careers in Music in Latin America
Plus workshops, {well} Advised Lunches, and much more!!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from your friends in the OECD, Alain, Meryl, and Joanie and Project Jumpstart, Elleka, Matthew, Kathryn, and Daniel!
Meet with an advisor to discuss your career plans, review your resume, CV, bio, website, or any other material. Student groups and ensembles welcome! Log into the Career Portal to set up an appointment. If you're logging in for the first time, you'll need to fill out a few questions to create your profile. We’d love to see you!

Resources WORK SPACE
Do you have a project and need workspace? OECD/JumpstartCentral (MU011) has a conference room equipped with a large flat screen and camera that are great for web conferences, meeting notes, or brainstorming ideas. We also have a media studio with a fast PC, HD video cameras, a great DSLR camera, mics, etc. Student groups are especially welcome!

Did you know that there are multiple d-bases full of job opportunities through the "Resources" tab of the OECD Website? We also have a library of excellent documents on how to apply for teaching positions, apply to graduate schools, start your own studio, start your own business, become an entrepreneurial musician, and much more. Feel free to pop in to MU011 any time to check out the space and share your ideas.

Thinking about funding for graduate school? Remember, the Grad Grants Center consultants are available to answer questions about funding opportunities, mechanics of grant-writing, and internal (IU) funding opportunities during weekly office and walk-in hours as well as regular workshops. For more information check here.
JCEIThe OECD partners with The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business.
Find out more about the
OECD and Project Jumpstart!.