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Other Services

Audition Prep – Other Services Available

The Audition Prep provides the unique opportunity to audition for major performing artists and bands in the MI Concert Hall. Previous artists include Rihanna, Nine Inch Nails, Cee-Lo Green, and other well-known artists.

  • Availability: Available to all current students and alumni
  • Sign up Process:
    • Step 1: Attend a mandatory Audition Prep Workshop (held approximately twice a quater, details will be posted and emailed to students regularly)
    • Step 2: Participate in a “Mock Audition” where the musician’s performance will be evaluated (the auditioning performer can select the song and format of their performance).
    • Step 3: Performers will be contacted on an individualized basis after their audition regarding available opportunites.

Career Preparation Seminars

The Student Support Center and Artist and Events Division (AED) present a variety of career-related workshops and seminars throughout the year. Alumni and students are encouraged to participate in as many programs as possible to enhance the career development process and make valuable industry connections.

  • Availability: Eligible alumni and current MI students may attend workshops and seminars for free.
  • Sign up Process:
    • Follow the sign-up process on the flyer or email.
    • Check-in with security on the day of the event to gain access to the campus.

If you have a problem or question, contact Megan, Alumni Coordinator, in the Student Support Center (formerly Career Development Office) at megand@mi.edu or 323.337.1062.

Career Counselors

Career counseling gives you an opportunity to meet one-on-one with professionals that are directly involved in the music industry. This unique opportunity gives valuable insight and advice for your career preparation. Career Counselors cover entertainment law, copyright, distribution, production, audio engineering, professional touring, songwriting, promotion, marketing, networking, guitar craft and more.

  • Availability: Eligible alumni and current MI students. Skype sessions are available for alumni whose commuting distance is two or more hours away.
  • Sign up Process:
  1. Please go on mobile.mi.edu
  2. Type in your username and password (it is the same as your portal information)
  3. Click on the Career Counseling Tab
  4. Sign up for your Career Counselor

Notes:

  • Sign-ups are available during Weeks 2-10 each quarter; sign-ups are available in two week increments on the portal.
  • There is a limit of two career counselor appointments per week/per alumni or student.
  • If you are an alumni and are having a problem signing in to the portal, contact Megan, Alumni Coordinator, in the Student Support Center (formerly Career Development Office) at megand@mi.edu or 323.337.1062.

Internships

The Career Development Internship Program allows you to gain first-hand experience within the music industry by interning for a music-related company. Positions vary according to availability but typically include music publishing, management, record labels, promotions and marketing as well as publishing and licensing.

  • Availability: Current MI students only. Internship opportunities are available as an elective class. The Music Business program includes the internship opportunity as a core class within the program. (In accordance with state and federal labor laws, unpaid internships are only available for students who are receiving credit from Musicians Institute and must enroll in an internship class).
  • Sign up Process:
    • Step 1: Students must attend a mandatory workshop the quarter before they enroll in the elective internship program. An assessment test of the student’s computer skills, typing speed, and job interview questions will be given. Acceptance will be determined based on the student assessment test score, their class attendance, and their grades in class.

Industry Fairs

Career Development coordinates several career fairs each year to bring together students and employers within the music industry. MI job fairs give you the chance to meet face to face with prospective employers, participate in on-campus interviews and auditions, as well as attend informative industry related workshops and seminars.

  • Availability: Open to current students and eligibile alumni.

Resume Service

Gain assistance in the development of resumes, interview skills, cover letters and promotional material.

  • Availability: Open to current students and eligible alumni.

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