Career possibilities

You can find Iowa School of Music graduates traveling on just about any career path imaginable. Besides the many Hawkeye alumni who are working in musical careers throughout Iowa, the nation, and the world, there are many more whose musical education has been crucial to their career development in other fields.

When you graduate from the School of Music, you'll have highly developed musical skills. You'll also have many other crucial skills that are the hallmark of a well-rounded Iowa education, and that employers tell us they're looking for: the ability to communicate well, collaborate with others as part of a team, adapt to change, and creatively solve problems.

The nationwide network of Iowa graduates who have developed music and music-related careers—performers, composers, music therapists, musicologists, K-12 teachers, college professors, private tutors, arts presenters, nonprofit leaders, and more—is an unparalleled resource for finding internships as a student and making professional connections as a UI alum.

Career resources for UI undergraduate students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Meet with a career coach

Plan for your future.

All undergraduates can meet with a career coach to explore interests, skills, strengths, and values as you plan for after graduation.

Participate in a mock interview

Practice, practice, practice

Experience first-hand what an interview might be like by participating in a Mock Interview where you can practice interviewing, ask questions about the interview process, and be critiqued by volunteer employers from surrounding communities.

Attend a career fair

Find your next opportunity.

Network with employers and learn more about job and career opportunities in a variety of areas right here on campus.

Write an effective resume

Stand out to future employers.

Learn the level of detail needed to get noticed in the applicant pool and by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) software, including tips on how to format your resume, effective use of power verbs, a formula for crafting bullet points, and more.

Find or create an internship

Get on-the-job experience.

We'll guide you through the process of finding an internship, creating your own opportunity, and evaluating internship offers.

Explore majors and careers

Start the career exploration process.

Learn more about how your personal attributes impact potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. Or, start by exploring career fields and find majors that align with your interests and skills.