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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!


Merriam-Webster defines networking as “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions, specifically the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.” This week’s theme focuses on understanding what networking is as well as what it is not.

To take this a little further, this article helps make the distinction between networking and informational interviews – one is all about learning about the job, the other is developing long-term relationships. (This doesn’t mean that someone you meet during an informational interview won’t become part of your network – they might – but it should not be the goal of the conversation.)

What does this mean for working musicians and dancers? As professionals, our networks consist of people we know, train with, perform with, and yet we still have a stigma that the act of networking is an artificial kind of activity focused on getting a job.
Let’s refocus our attention on the “cultivation of productive relationships.” Think about it – we want to perform and work with people who share our standards, share our values, and who we know will help us all achieve the goals of our (you fill in the blank) ensemble/organization/etc.

If networking still feels mysterious or intimidating, check out these five easy steps to rock any networking event.
Seeking additional information as you ponder career options with a music degree? Look no further than for opportunities.

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. There are still audition spots available!


Getting Your $&!# Together Workshop Series *NEW*
Writing a GREAT Bio Statement
Wed. Feb. 8 (that's today!)
TWO convenient times: 12:30-1:30pm OR 6:30-7:30pm

Register here for either session >


Summer Camp Job Fair
Wed, February 8 | 11am-2:30pm
Alumni Hall – IMU

All students are welcome to attend!



Getting Your $&!# Together Workshop Series *NEW*
Running a Private Teaching Studio
Wed. Feb. 15 | TWO convenient times: 12:30-1:45pm OR 6:30-7:45pm

Register here for either session >


{well-advised} Lunch with Sarah Kapustin
Wed. Feb. 15 | 12-1:00pm

Register here >


Workshops and Screenings on Film Music with Renèe Baker

Chicago-based composer Renèe Baker will visit the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University.  Renée will offer three events for students interested in composing original scores for silent cinema.  In addition to discussing her philosophy and practice, she will speak about her entrepreneurial experiences in creating opportunities to perform her scores at live screening events with orchestras and ensembles internationally
Tues. Feb 14 | Noon
Wells 048 (IU Libraries Screening Room)

Workshop/screening of the 1926 Japanese film, A Page of Madness(She has composed two distinct scores for this film and proposes to conduct an open discussion of her artistic choices and process while running the film intermittently throughout the workshop. 
Wed. Feb 15 | Noon
Wells 048 (IU Libraries Screening Room)

Screening in full the 1915 German film, The Golem, with her original score. Screening will be followed by an open discussion with the students.
Fri. Feb 17 | 1:00pm
Black Film Center/Archive’s Phyllis Klotman Room

The Black Film Center presents her second version of A Page of Madness and Maurice Tourneur’s 1918 film, The Blue Bird and provides a more casual setting for anyone interested in speaking further with Renèe and seeing more examples of her silent film scoring work.

For more information >





Musicians in Tech, Finance, and Law Career Day
Sat. Feb 25 | 10am-1pm

Meet Jacobs School alumni working in finance, technology, and law and learn about how they apply their training and why they actively recruit music graduates in their industries! (And yes, lunch is included)

Register here and get all the details>


Spring semester days of exploration:
Careers in Latin America
New Getting Your $&!# Workshops are coming:
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!.