Welcome to the College of Music Career Community!
Career opportunities have never been more expansive or interesting than they are today. Indeed, music is everywhere in our culture, from our homes, to our tech, to our schools, to our places of worship, to our concert halls, to our armed services, and beyond. It’s an extraordinary time to join the community of professional music, and I’m so pleased that you’ve decided to be a part of America’s largest public university music program.
There is strong faculty expertise and a huge community of students here who aspire to and succeed in professions including performance, composition, teaching, film/media/game scoring, and music scholarships, across a broad spectrum of musical practices including classical, jazz, popular, ancient, world, etc. We have fully developed majors in many of these areas and deep curricula in even more. We are among the most prolific providers of certified music teachers for Texas and beyond, and this curriculum provides many opportunities for pre-internships and student teaching opportunities in K-12 school settings. New internships likewise are possible in music industry, music presentation, and music non-profit settings. Your music advisors, our Sr. Associate Dean, and our colleagues at the UNT Career Center can help you find the right opportunity at the right time to build momentum in your professional preparation.
Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your career choice and your admission to the UNT College of Music. We are thrilled about the exciting future that awaits you.
John W. Richmond, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the College of Music
Services Offered by the Career Center
We encourage you to explore the resources and services the Career Center has to offer, attend an upcoming career event, and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach.
DISCOVER YOUR PATH
As you begin considering options for your future career, the career assessment tools and other resources presented here are designed to help you:
- Identify your interests, values, personality, and skills.
- Understand how your unique set of attributes can impact your success and satisfaction in various career options and work environments.
- Differentiate yourself from others by developing your personal brand statement.
- Recognize the competencies and skills employers seek when hiring employees.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS & INTERESTS || BE CAREER READY
EXPLORE MAJORS AND CAREERS
If you’re in the process of choosing a major or want to confirm you’re in the right major, it’s important to understand the relationship between the many majors available at UNT and the vast career opportunities that exist. In addition, you can gain valuable knowledge and experience in a potential career field by participating in job shadowing programs, completing an internship and connecting with career professionals.
EXPLORE MAJORS || EXPLORE CAREERS
Employers value students with real-world work experience, and research shows that students who complete an internship or other type of experience receive a greater number of job offers and a higher starting salary when they graduate. Multiple opportunities exist for gaining real-world experience and adding valuable skills to your resume while completing your degree.
INTERNSHIPS || OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In order to launch a successful job search and achieve your goals, there are several steps you must take in advance. The resources and tools presented here will help you create a strong resume, prepare to interview, and develop a strategy to connect with employers. In addition, be sure to meet with your Career Coach for major-specific advice. Your Career Coach can review your resume and provide suggestions, help you develop effective responses to common interview questions, and assist you with personalizing your networking and job search strategy.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES || CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS
RESUME & OTHER CORRESPONDENCE || INTERVIEW PREP
VIRTUAL CAREER SERVICES
All UNT students and alumni have access to virtual services and opportunities through the Career Center to assist in achieving their career goals. Check out our Virtual Career Center Services for Students!