Individual Career Consultations
Career Seminars Workshops
Public Speaking for the Stage and Beyond
Résumé, Cover Letter, and Bio Preparation
Hire Juilliard Performers
Credential File Services
Private Teacher Directory
The mission of the Office of Career Services is to provide resources, programming, and advisement that will prepare students for a smooth professional transition, allowing them to navigate a successful career in the performing arts. Building a career in today's employment environment requires exceptional performance and professional skills. The Office of Career Services provides a variety of tools to develop these skills and help students and graduates achieve their unique career objectives. The following information provides a brief overview of some of these services:
Students and alumni are encouraged to work one on one with the Career Services staff. The staff is available to listen to career and project ideas, make suggestions, offer assistance help research opportunities, teach new skills, build strategic plans, write letters, review materials, and facilitate connections. Students may schedule individual appointments during normal business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Room 488, or by calling extension 7313.
Career Services offers numerous career seminars and workshops throughout the academic year through the Lunch and Learn Series. These seminars and workshops are scheduled during lunchtimes to accommodate the typical Juilliard student schedule. Workshop topics have included launching entrepreneurial projects, networking, producing and marketing a CD, starting an independent theater company, résumé writing, organizing a press kit, grant writing, creating an online presence, branding, and video editing. Guest speakers include some of the performing arts industry's top leaders and innovators, such as Edna Landau (a former Director of IMG Artists).
Career Services provides one-on-one and group coaching for a variety of speaking engagements and verbal presentations including program introductions, post and pre-concert Q&A sessions, radio interviews, and elevator speeches. Utilizing both written materials and experiential learning, these coachings cover a variety of public speaking basics including how to properly use a microphone, volume control, overcoming speech habits, developing your speaking content, and how to best engage your audience.
The office also provides students and alumni with résumé, bio, and cover letter templates that are specifically designed for the performing artist. The Career Services staff and faculty members of the Music, Dance, and Drama Divisions co-created résumé templates that are universally recognized and accepted by choreographers, conductors, directors, and other professional agents. Consultations are available by appointment with the Career Services staff.
Hire Juilliard Performers connects Juilliard students with clients looking to hire performers for commercial engagements such as weddings, anniversaries, corporate parties, and other special events. The income generated from these events helps students pay for professional photos, record demo CDs, and create professional press kits. The Juilliard School recognizes that the students who perform at these events are representing the institution. In order to be placed on the roster, students must fulfill certain requirements and be in good academic standing. For a list of these requirements and a complete application, students should visit the Office of Career Services.
The Office of Career Services facilitates a number of off-campus concert series for various arts organizations, corporate clients, and unique venues. These performances have included regular engagements at 180 Maiden Lane, The Korea Society, The South Orange Performing Arts Center, and many more. For more information or to be considered for concert series performances, contact the office to schedule an appointment with Barrett Hipes, Assistant Director of Career Services.
The Credential File Service is open to students and alumni who wish to have their professional letters of recommendation managed by the Office of Career Services. After opening a Credential File, students and alumni may request teachers, employers, and professional colleagues to write general letters of recommendation which are then placed in their files. When a potential employer requests letters of recommendation, the office will mail copies of those letters directly to the employer. The cost per mailing is $5. There is no charge to open your credential file.
The Private Teacher Directory is a national listing of students, faculty, and alumni who teach privately. The directory is available on the Juilliard web site at www.juilliard.edu/PTD. Applications for personal listing on the directory are available in the office or by calling (212) 799-5000, ext. 7315. The registration fee is $45 per year for new applicants.