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Career Advising

Personal Career Advising with Joanie Spain and Alain Barker!

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.

Students: Click here to sign up >

  • If you can't log on, please contact jsomoecd@indiana.edu.
  • If you want to meet with a specific advisor who does not list availability on particular days or times, please contact them directly.

Topics can include: 

  • Exploring music career options
  • Self-assessment using the Harrison Career Assessment Tool
  • Resume, cover letter, press kit, and portfolio development
  • Personal branding and self-promotion
  • Job search strategies
  • Mock interviewing and negotiating a contact
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Marketing and promotional tips
  • Professional networking
  • Alumni mentorship
NEC Career Documents

Take advantage of over 30 titles, including information on how to write a bio, create an online presence, finance and release your own recording, book your own performance, write grants, and more.

Questions?  Please email jsomoecd@indiana.edu, or visit us at Jumpstart Central (MU011) in Merrill Hall.