The mission of the International Career Center is to provide expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to a diverse student body for the achievement of students’ music career goals. Our overall focus is on music career management rather than a one-time job link, helping students access resources and activities that are available and applying them to their own individual career paths.
In partnership with the industry, the International Career Center will maintain existing relationships and develop new ones with a significant base of recruiters who have an ongoing interest in the employment potential and careers of Berklee students and alumni.
In partnership with alumni, the International Career Center will develop informational and experiential networks that involve them as resources in support of the career development of students.
In partnership with students, the International Career Center will facilitate lifelong career development through self-awareness, career exploration, career decision-making, and the implementation of career choices.
College is a life-changing experience. The transition from being a student to becoming a music professional is fraught with uncertainty. To help this transition, Berklee in Valencia has created the International Career Center, the first career center of its kind within the music industry.
We invite you to learn more about how the International Career Center can help you to achieve your music career goals.
The International Career Center staff provides one-on-one career guidance to help students:
- Explore music career options
- Develop clear future goals
- Support the self-assessment process
- Clarify the interest inventory and values
- Develop CVs, cover letter, press kit, and portfolios
- Use the internet for career visibility
- Create personal brand and self-promote
- Develop performance booking strategies
- Delineate job search strategies
- Perform mock interviews and negotiation strategies
- Relocate to a new city
- Deliver music marketing and promotional tips
- Make an entrepreneurial business plan
Career Seminars and Workshops
Every fall and spring semester the International Career Center hosts several programs and events aimed at promoting the advancement of careers in music, including presentations from industry professionals, and workshops on resume and portfolio preparation, interview strategies, publicity and promotion, networking, and much more.
The International Career Center Library has a myriad of online resources prepared to help students support their job search process. Resources include online periodicals, subscription-based reference directories, and materials created by the International Career Center, to name a few.
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. As a result of many years of tradition and commitment to quality, Berklee has become the world’s singular learning lab for the music of today and tomorrow—attracting and producing the best talent in the world for the music industry.
Recognizing companies within the music industry have unique needs and hiring processes, Berklee in Valencia’s International Career Center offers highly personalized services to help fulfill your recruiting needs.
Why recruit Berklee in Valencia students?
Berklee selects the most diverse and globally minded music students within its community to spend a semester at Berklee in Valencia, and partake in the new and innovative Global Studies undergraduate program. The program is designed to expose students to the globalization of the music industry while developing the necessary international mindset, survival skills, and competencies necessary to become successful global music leaders. Global Studies students represent an important source of musical talent for your organization.
Berklee in Valencia master’s students are available for internships and full-time positions. Berklee in Valencia master’s students are well-prepared, motivated, and ready to add value to your organization.
How to recruit Berklee in Valencia students
The International Career Center team provides advice and assistance to music recruiters throughout the hiring process.We are committed to working closely with you to find the most appropriate recruiting approach, matching your organization’s own requirements.
Internships and Projects
Your organization can benefit from having highly motivated, self-starting music professionals work on specific issues and projects within your company. In many cases, you may find that you’ll want to offer these interns permanent positions after they graduate.
Both Berklee in Valencia master’s and Global Studies students have the option of doing an internship—usually a full-time post during the summer term for 10-12 weeks.
Past Berklee Internships
- Jazz festival production
- Marketing strategist, incorporating social media and online campaigns
- Fan acquisition and music promotion for independent hip-hop label
- Copyright registration and administration support for artist management company
Post a Job or Internship Description
At any time during the year, internship or job description opportunities can be posted on our user-friendly website free of charge. Viewed exclusively by Berklee in Valencia students, the site makes it possible for Berklee students to directly respond to you. For more information and personalized attention, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participate in an On-Campus Activity
The International Career Center can arrange tailored recruiting events on campus to provide students with insights into specific music specializations, careers, or specialized companies. These events enable you to promote your brand on campus, as well as meet Berklee in Valencia students on a more formal basis.
Company Information Sessions
Providing a direct glimpse into your company’s activities, mission, and future expansion plans, company information sessions are the best way to communicate directly to students, while allowing you to market and brand your company to future Berklee graduates. Company information sessions last approximately one hour and can be organized in the fall or spring semesters.
Panels typically take the form of discussions about music specializations, careers, or specialized companies. We usually invite one to three speakers and ask them to share their professional experiences. Past topics have included launching an international music career; DIY and ancillary revenue streams—creating a middle class of artists; and concert touring and promotion.
Seminars and workshops
These represent an excellent opportunity to help develop skills that students need to be successful in the music job market. Past topics have included interview and presentation techniques and the resurgence of the music industry in South America.
The International Career Center provides a range of services to help companies fulfill their recruiting objectives. We are committed to working closely with you to find the most appropriate recruiting approach, matching your organization’s own requirements. For more information, email email@example.com.