The semester’s just starting, but now’s the time to think about, and plan for, summer! Whether this is the year to audition for a summer festival, take on a resume-building internship, or work and build up your bank account the OECD can help.
JSoM students are in demand, and our partners keep us posted
about new opportunities! Here are some things to check out:
Musical America published their FREE 2020 Guide to Summer Camps, Institutes, & Programs
The Jacobs School of Music wants you to graduate with a plan – including the tools and materials you need to launch a productive and sustainable professional life. MUSIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT (U250) is here to help!
This 2-credit class (taught by OECD staff at the beginning of next semester) is a fast-paced eight-week course designed to help you create an on-ramp to life after IU.
The course increases professional self-awareness, helps you communicate more effectively, and assists with preparation of a competitive portfolio including:
A career action plan that matches your professional goals
A resume, CV, cover letter, and a biography
A professional digital portfolio using appropriate tools
An ability to execute a job search using relevant databases and resources
A basic understanding of business skills necessary to pursue your professional life
You’ll find course info here. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions!
You know you need a resume, but just can’t make it to an
OECD workshop. Sometimes, you’re ready to tackle that bio statement or rep list
at 11 o’clock at night. We understand!
The OECD is producing a series of short videos on topics you
need – available when you WANT them (even over Thanksgiving Break…) These
videos, shared on the Project
Jumpstart YouTube channel, along with resources in the JSoM Career Development 2.0
site (in Canvas) provide 24/7 access to information and support for your
Marching Hundred season is wrapping up and Nutcracker season is right around the corner. Here in the OECD, we’re preparing for the most wonderful time of the year…Innovation Competition season!
This year, teams will compete for $3,000 in prize money –
the highest awards yet! Watch for more details coming soon about timelines,
workshops, resources, and mentorship opportunities. But here’s what Innovation
Competition Prep Season looks like so far:
Info Session: November 20
Letter of Intent due: December 6
Drop-in Project Workshop: December 13
Mentorship available throughout December and January
Proposal Deadline: January 24
Innovation Competition Saturday, February 1
Not sure if you have the “right” idea or can be ready in time for this year? We can help you figure that out, too. Stop by to talk with an OECD staffer or Jumpstart Team member today!
Don’t count on an all-nighter to pull these together – work
with an OECD coach to decrease your stress and increase your confidence!
The OECD is available by appointment (or drop-in) to answer questions, help strategize timelines, and review drafts. We can coach you toward creating materials that best represent you and your educational/professional goals.
In addition, we have two important grad school prep sessions
Nov 6 | 4-5PM | MU011 – Planning for a Possible Gap Year (panel of guest experts)
Dec 4 | 4-5PM | MU011 – Preparing for the Grad School Interview (panel of guest experts)
The OECD is now THE go-to place for play and stress release
– via an awesome new ping-pong table!
Relaxing with a friendly game of table tennis is the easiest
form of networking there is. Come on in to unwind for a few minutes. Tell us
about your day as you smack a tiny hollow ball around.
You can challenge Jumpstart – or the OECD staff – to a game. Better yet, form teams and challenge a “rival” department to a best-of-five match! We’ll provide the snacks for all scheduled smack-downs.
And watch for information coming soon about a Table Tennis Masterclass and Exhibition with our very own Luke Gillespie from the jazz faculty! A former tournament champion, Luke’s moves aren’t limited to the piano.
Drop in any time and try out the new table! To discuss
planning or scheduling a tournament, email Nathan Fischer in the OECD: email@example.com
By popular demand, the Brownbag Lunch Series, “What I Didn’t
Learn in Music School” returns! This semester we feature faculty new to the
Jacobs School of Music, and ask them to riff on their music, their careers, and
lessons learned along the way.
Our first featured guest is jazz saxophonist and composer
Greg Ward. In October, we welcome Grammy
Award-winning multi-percussionist Joe Gramley.
The Brownbag Series provides the opportunity for all students to engage with and learn from faculty across Jacobs, in an informal setting. Bring your lunch, your curiosity, and your questions! Sign up in the career portal.
Greg Ward: Wed, Sept 25, 11am-Noon, OECD (MU011)
Joe Gramley: Wed, Oct 9, Noon-1pm, OECD (MU011)
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With a major shout-out to Career Specialist and all-around
good guy Nathan Fischer, the OECD is pleased to announce a relaunch of our
resource site in Canvas: JSoM Career
Development 2.0. The new site is streamlined and reorganized to bring you the
most-requested and most-relevant information – at a glance and in 2 clicks.
2.0 includes templates and examples to get you started on the documents you need most – when you need them. Then stop by the OECD and meet with a Career Specialist to review, edit, and complete your drafts!
All JSoM students received an email invitation to JSoM Career Development 2.0. Accept the
“course” invitation today and have access to this site for the entire academic
year – and beyond. Watch for new information and examples as we continue to
build content and value for you!
And what information do you want/need to see here? Bring us your ideas to help make this resource more valuable to you! We’re listening…
Welcome to (or back to) Indiana University Jacobs School of
Music! The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) is here to
assist you as you prepare for life AFTER IU. Throughout the year, we’ll bring
you special programming, guest artists, and information about campus and
community opportunities to build your custom tool belt of professional skills
Graduate School application season is upon us, so this semester the OECD will host special programs focused on grad school preparation. Beginning in October, our First Wednesday Workshop Series will feature faculty and campus guests experts who will answer your questions about:
Writing the entrance essay (personal statement
or statement of purpose)
Planning for a possible gap year
Preparing for the graduate school interview
In addition, the OECD and Project Jumpstart are partnering with the student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society to bring you important pointers for creating your best application recordings or videos!
Watch for more information – Activate your profile in the Career Portal – Drop in the OECD any time!