Berklee's Career Development Center (CDC) helps you to bring your career goals into focus. You can meet with an advisor 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 career development.
Pick up one of the over 150 free handouts the CDC has acquired from various trade magazines related to music industry subjects, resume writing, copyright issues and more. The CDC also programs group sessions on topics such as obtaining a recording contract, self promotion and publicity, personal managers and agents, financial planning for musicians, and career options related to the various majors at Berklee.
Check out the career and performance opportunities we receive from businesses, bands, and individuals on a daily basis—in a typical semester, we post over 1,500 listings. These listings are made available to students and alumni through the Berklee Career Manager. Jobs are grouped by type such as internships, auditions, contests, dated gigs, private instruction, temporary, part-time, and full-time, as well as by categories such as performance, writing, technology, business, education, and therapy.
The CDC also provides Macintosh computers for typing letters, designing resumes and flyers, and updating personal databases; a copy machine; and reference books and materials.
- Music Career Salary Guide (pdf)
- Careers in Music
- Five Essentials of Music Career Success
- Career Planning Timeline
If you are an employer seeking to recruit Berklee talent, please go to the Berklee Career Manager.