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


Graduating seniors, this next series of Career Digests is all about you! Recital prep and performance, grad school auditions, degree audits and graduation, final projects, and even final exams, feel pretty immediate. We're here to help you plan for what's immediately after what's in front of you now!


The OECD Career Advisors can help you finalize your portfolio. From personal mission statement to resume/cv to professional website and social media strategy, start your next chapter with a coordinated portfolio of professional materials.

Need some help getting started? Digital Music News put together a great DIY guide to websites for musicians for you to start with.

There’s no time like the present to review your social media presence. Social media platforms are great personal resources and can also be powerful professional tools. Which make sense for you as you expand your professional network? Go to this article on social media marketing - you can download a great comprehensive guide from this page to help you think through a dynamic social media presence.

Are you feeling a little lost when you think about what's next? Take the Harrison Career Assessment and learn more about your how your strengths, preferences, and in-depth musical training can be best applied to your professional life after graduation. Email Alain Barker at for a link [assessment takes 30-minutes and $35 will be charged to your bursar account]. When the results are back, you'll meet with an OECD Career Advisor for a lively discussion and post-grad planning!

Have you ever wondered about the value of professional training as a musician in the greater non-music world? We’ve invited Jacobs School alumni working in finance, technology, and law to talk with us about how they apply their training and why they actively recruit music graduates in their industries. Tech, Finance, and Law Career Day is coming your way February 25. Stay tuned for more details.

A summer internship is a great resume builder and wonderful way for recent grads to make new professional connections! Music@Menlo is recruiting 2017 summer interns [about 25 of them]! Application deadline is March 1. Find position descriptions and application instructions here.

National Repertory Orchestra [NRO] will hold live auditions at IU on Tuesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 9. To apply for a live audition visit their website and complete the online application.


{well-advised} Lunch with Ruddigore's Gary Wedow and Tom Diamond
"Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Theatre"
Thurs, Jan 26 | 12:30-1:30pm
MAC 427 (Parsifal Room)
Register here >


Jazz Department Career Day
Sat, Jan. 28
MA454 9:00a-1:00pm Workshops and Panel Discussion
MU011 1:30-4pm Consultations
Jazz Department students: RSVP on the Career Portal >


LIFE AFTER IU Webcast Series
"Cha Ching" financial literacy virtual presentation
Wed, Feb 1 | 6pm ET
Register here >


Getting your $&!# Together Workshops: Writing Personal Mission Statements
Wed, Feb 1 | 12:30-1:45pm OR 6:30-7:45pm
Register here for either session >


Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid aka Paul D. Miller
Fri, Feb 3 | 3:00-4:15pm
IU Cinema
DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Free, no ticket required.
For more information >


Project Jumpstart Innovation Competition 2017
Sat, Feb 4 | 10:00am
Kelley School of Business
CG1008 and CG1014

Careers GREG SANDOW Keynote Address:
"The Future of Classical Music"
Mon, Feb. 6 | 7:00pm
Ford Hall


IU Summer Camps Jobs Fair
Wed, Feb 8 | 11:00a-2:00pm
IMU Alumni Hall


*NEW!* Getting your $&!# Together Workshop: Writing Your Bio Statement
Wed, Feb 8 | 12:30-1:30pm OR 6:30-7:30pm | MU011
Register here for either session >


Spring semester days of exploration:
Careers in Latin America and Musicians in Technology, Finance, and Law
New Getting Your $&!# Workshops are coming:
on Planning Your Teaching Studio, Marketing Yourself as a Freelance Entrepreneur, and Crafting Cover Letters

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!.