Career Services Tools

Message from Jon Metzger, Chair of the Music Department:

"The Department of Music at Elon University fosters a rigorous and creative learning environment, engaging, educating and inspiring students for lifelong fulfillment through music.  We provide a nurturing, innovative, and artistically rich learning community that embraces diverse musical genres and challenges the pursuit of excellence and academic rigor in scholarship, performance and creative activity, empowering our students for meaningful contributions in their chosen profession.

Proactive career development takes places with faculty mentors in the department and through early and ongoing engagement with the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC), the valuable services of which can be found here.  We encourage you to take regular advantage of the SPDC beginning with your first day on campus. "

How do I get started?

To schedule a career advising appointment with the Student Professional Development Center-Office of Career Services, call or come to Moseley 140 and ask to be scheduled with Sara Shechter, Assistant Director of Career Services for Arts & Sciences or René Jackson, Career Advisor for Graduate School Programs.

Need some guidance putting your RESUME together?


NETWORKING for Music majors

Networking is the best way to develop relationships and gain information that will be helpful in your job or internship search.  Studies show that 70% to 80% of jobs are found through some form of networking.  You should begin building a strong network early to maximize your chances of securing an opportunity in your field of interest.

View sheet with information about the networking process and available resources.


What can I do with this MAJOR?


Where are they now?

Have you ever wondered what happens to Elon students after graduation? In the map below, we give you a visual representation of the many places and opportunities music majors have pursued. View a text version.

Map key:

  • The blue markers indicate the location of Elon University music majors who have attained jobs.
  • The yellow markers indicate the location of music majors who have completed internships.
  • The red markers indicate the schools where music majors are completing graduate studies.

View Elon University Career Services: Music Outcomes Map 2008-2011 in a larger map