Career Development

SSC staff provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help students create and meet personal career goals. Counselors provide individual, one-on-one attention or group sessions during scheduled appointments.

  • Professional Development – A variety of services are offered to help implement job search strategies, get industry exposure and develop promotional materials. This includes assistance with MI’s talent and job networking website, MI Connects, at connects.mi.edu.
  • Career Mentors – Students can meet with industry experts on specific topics. These mentors guide them through the challenges of meeting their own unique career goals. Bookings are done through the booking portal at mobile.mi.edu.
  • Career Workshops – Career-related workshops are held every quarter to bolster a student’s understanding of the entertainment industry. Past workshops have included: How to Break in Film and TV; How to Get Ready for NAMM; Critical Listening for Songwriters; and the Music Library Marathon.
  • General Affiliations and Discounts to Career Events – Students are encouraged to attend career-related events with MI’s discounted and seasonal rates. Past events and affiliations include: NAMM Show, ASCAP I Create Music Expo, TAXI Road Rally, Grammy U, California Copyright Conference, and more.

 

Assistance is via appointment only. Click HERE to schedule.

 

Other Career Development Offerings

  • Résumé, Cover Letter, Personal Webpage, EPK and Mock Interview Services – SSC staff is available to help students and alumni develop and polish their résumés, EPKs, interview skills, cover letters and promotional material.
  • MI Connects

MI Connects, MI’s online talent and opportunity resource, is an exclusive service for current and former students. The Student Support Center receives frequent calls from talent scouts, managers, producers, booking agents, A&R representatives, potential music students, and studio managers who require the services of trained musicians and engineers.

All members can post profiles including mp3 links, photos, videos, and résumés to the MI Connects online database. Members also gain access to online job boards, a search engine exclusive to MI Connects, and a community forum.

Gig opportunities are posted regularly on MI Connects job boards on the website and in school. Listings range from paying gigs, to original bands showcasing for record labels, to signed artists auditioning or replacing band members.

For audio engineers, opportunities range from intern and runner positions to first engineer jobs in both audio and post-production facilities. You may also receive referrals for teaching and other musical opportunities in the LA area and beyond. All students/alumni are highly encouraged to stay connected via MI Connects because the contacts and networking opportunities remain equally important in the years after graduation — many of MI’s success stories have come about because former students stayed in touch with each other and MI. Information about registering for MI Connects is available at http://connects.mi.edu/

*MI offers no guarantee that professional employment will result from registering with the MI Connects or from enrolling in, attending, or completing any MI program. MI reserves the right to alter the features of or to interrupt or cancel operation of MI Connects at any time without prior notice.

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