Career and Internship 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 place 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?

The Student Professional Development Center provides guidance and support to students as they pursue successful careers and post-graduate work in Music.  The SPDC assists with career exploration, job/internship searching, interview preparation, the graduate school process and much more.  To schedule an appointment, call 336-278-6538 or stop by Moseley 140.

Your Career Advisor:

  Sara Shechter, Assistant Director of Career Services for Arts & Sciences

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Check out career highlights from the class of 2013

Need some guidance putting your resume together?

Seeking a job, internship, or co-op?

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.

Thinking about graduate or professional school?

If you are interested in pursuing graduate school options the best starting point might be a conversation with your academic advisor or other faculty in your department.  The Student Professional Development Center offers guidance through the application process, including feedback and advice on personal statements, CVs, interview preparation and more.  Call 336-278-6538 or stop in Moseley 140 to schedule an appointment with René Jackson, Career Advisor for Graduate School Programs.

What can I do with a Music degree?

Where are they now?

Check out the incredible jobs/internships obtained and graduate schools attended by recent Music department graduates! 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