Career Development Center

If you are an employer seeking to recruit Berklee talent, please visit the Berklee Career Manager.

At Berklee, you're not just attending college; you're planning out your career in music. The mission of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to provide expert guidance, leading-edge resources, engaging connections, and professional development programs and events in order to help you reach your music career goals. The CDC focuses on music career management and helps you, the Berklee student, in accessing resources and activities available to you while encouraging you to apply those resources to your own career path.

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Plan Your Steps

At Berklee's Career Development Center, you can meet with a counselor for a one-on-one career consultation to identify and assess your skills, locate information about specific music careers, expand and develop your career options, prepare a resume and professional cover letter(s), learn or refine interview and audition skills, and plan your career development.

Find Internships, Jobs, Gigs, and Advice

As a Berklee student, the Berklee Career Manager offers you the ability to post your resume for employers to see and to browse through listings of available jobs, gigs, and internships. In addition, this online tool also features opportunities for helpful advice from alumni mentors participating in Berklee's ProNet program.

In a typical semester, the CDC typically receives and posts more than 1,500 career and performance opportunities from businesses, bands, and individuals. Full-time and part-time jobs are grouped into helpful categories for ease of use.

Berklee students are also strongly encouraged to supplement the learning that they receive in the classroom with real world, hands-on experiential learning via an internship. The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) aids Berklee students in facilitating credit-bearing internships in the music and entertainment industry. Every semester, in dozens of cities, OEL internship students are building marketable skills, establishing professional relationships, and gaining crucial music industry perspective.

Attend Career Events

The CDC presents professional development programs and events, including auditions, company information sessions, workshops, and networking sessions. Topics include self-promotion and publicity, personal managers and agents, financial planning for musicians, and career options related to the various majors at Berklee.

Explore Career Resources

Career resources are available online here. In addition, the CDC has hundreds of free handouts, videos, and audio resources on a wide array of music career topics, from copyright issues to resume writing and everything in between. The CDC office includes Mac computers for designing resumes and flyers, updating personal websites, and researching career opportunities in the music industry. A copier, scanner, fax machine, and lounge are available for all of your career pursuits. Accelerate your career and visit our office today.

Music Career Salary Guide

Download the Music Career Salary Guide - 2016 Edition

This document provides positions and salaries for U.S.-based music careers in:

  • Performance
  • Writing
  • Business
  • Audio technology
  • Education
  • Music therapy
  • Emerging career paths

Planning a Successful Career in Music

Parent Career Orientation.pdf