The mission of the International Career Center (ICC) 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. Rather than acting as a one-time job link, our overall focus is on music career management. We help you access available resources and activities and apply them to your career path.
While on campus all students get to experience, along with the academic program, a set of group workshops, one-on-one advising appointments, company presentations, performance opportunities, and other career related activities that will enhance their professional profile.
Craft Your Career Plan
Planning one’s career is essential towards a successful professional outcome. The ICC works side by side with the students to help develop attainable goals throughout the year on campus.
Sharpen Your Professional Skills
The ICC provides workshops featuring the tools and skills needed to improve the students’ professional profile, both online and offline. During their time at Berklee, our main objective is to equip students with a confident grasp on self management.
Meet the Industry
Students will be exposed to numerous opportunities within the industry, both on and off campus. The ICC helps to maximize those encounters towards strengthening their professional network.
From Student to Professional
As a student you decide how much time you want to dedicate to prepare for your career and how intensively you will work towards securing your dream job. Berklee graduate alumni are working in more than 25 different countries on five continents. Scroll over the map to see highlighted companies where some of them work.
Berklee College of Music
Bowen Law Professional Group
California State University, Chico
Duke City Venture
LLC-Richardson School of Music
Instant Records and The Orchard
JoAnn Kane Music Services
Left/ Right Productions LLC
LOVE the LIFE you LIVE
Music Box Monster
Play It ON
Red Bull Records
Sharif Music LLC
SoStereo Music Group
Sundance Productions, Inc.
The Promise Music Festival
Tonic Blue Productions
University of California, Los Angeles
Warner Bros. Pictures
Berklee College of Music
Escuela de Música Creativa
Yamaha Music School
Media Insight Consulting / FastForward Events
United Arab Emirates
New York University, Abu Dhabi
Universidad de las Américas
Universidad de las Artes
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Music Copyright Society of Kenya
Seoul Jazz Academy
National Conservatory of Music of Mexico
University of Veracruz
Symbiosis Strings Production
What Employers Say About Recruiting Berklee Students
What We Offer
The transition from being a student to becoming a music professional is fraught with uncertainty. To help with this transition, the ICC works with you, the student, to discover, define, develop, and distinguish yourself as a music professional. For example, more than 80 percent of the students who use the ICC’s services feel more prepared to enter the music industry upon completion of their graduate program.
Watch the ICC's video to get an overview of what we offer.
The ICC staff provides one-on-one career guidance to help you on your career path. At a personal development meeting, held with each student throughout the year, the ICC can help guide you in your search for an international career path that aligns with your professional goals.
Career Seminars and Workshops
Every academic year, the ICC hosts more than 25 events to promote the advancement of your career in music, including presentations from industry professionals, and workshops.
Seminar and workshop topics include:
resume and portfolio preparation;
publicity and promotion;
presentations and public speaking;
social media and digital strategy.
The ICC has many resources available to help with your job search process. Resources include Berklee Career Manager, online periodicals, subscription-based reference directories, and materials created by the ICC, to name a few.
Berklee Career Manager is our online portal where students and alumni access career-related resources, and our job and gig board. Watch the video below for an overview of the Berklee Career Manager.
Throughout the academic year, students will have the opportunity to perform on- and off-campus to perfect stage presence, develop self-confidence, and master all areas of live production.
If you are a graduate program student and you have secured an internship, you have the option to enroll in a graduate internship course. This course provides you with an opportunity to integrate your professional and academic experience through the internship.
A graduate internship in the U.S. will be kick-started with a four-day Internship and Career Seminar at Berklee’s campus in Boston with career development workshops and clinics, including presentations from industry professionals. The seminar is open for all Berklee students and recent alumni to support the launch of their career.
Undergraduate students can see internship courses and options available to them here. The ICC is able to provide additional support for students in this process.
What Alumni Say About Their Internship Experience
From the ICC, engagement with the alumni community is a priority. We aim to develop and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the college and its alumni body through educational opportunities, career services, gatherings, and benefits that will boost your professional and personal pursuits. As one of our alumni, you are an ambassador of the college and a generous supporter of what we do. Thank you for being a part of this unique community.
Exclusive Access to Job Opportunities You will continue to have access to Berklee Career Manager and you can still have individual meetings with us at the ICC or online. And please stay in touch! We would love to hear how you're doing, what's shaking in your career, and we would be happy to help you with your future career challenges.
Unique Alumni Discounts for Conferences and Festivals Throughout the year, many professional opportunities are offered to the Berklee alumni community, including discounts for industry conferences, festivals, travel, and accommodation. Stay tuned to get your special pass to great opportunities brought to you throughout the year.
Lifelong Learning Berklee Online offers alumni a 20 percent discount on award-winning online courses. So, no matter where you are, Berklee can continue to help you learn and grow.
Berklee’s alumni community is 50,000 strong, and we look forward to helping you continue your relationships with each other and the college.
As alumni, you will receive the monthly alumni newsletter from the Alumni Affairs Office, including information on all the alumni events Berklee offers. There are more than 50 alumni events in the U.S. and more than 10 in the rest of the world. See a list of alumni events here.
The ICC is dedicated to providing networking and professional development opportunities for the alumni community, in person and online. If you have specific ideas for events, contact email@example.com.
Alumni Community on Social Media
Nothing is more important for Berklee alumni than being a part of our vibrant community. Through events, social media, newsletters, and other resources, we strive to help you, our alumni, stay connected to the college and to each other, no matter where you live.
We invite all graduates of Berklee’s campus in Valencia to stay connected through our Berklee Valencia Campus Alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Berklee College of Music’s mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in the music industry. With a commitment to quality and maintaining contemporary music leadership, Berklee is the world's singular learning lab for the music of today and tomorrow, attracting and producing the best and the brightest new talent for the global music industry.
The ICC at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain offers a professional collaborative service to any music industry partner to place graduate program students within their company. The ICC acknowledges the unique needs of the music industry, and will work with partnering companies in the process of recruiting students.
Why Select a Berklee Graduate Program Student
Berklee selects the most diverse and globally minded graduate program students within the international community to partake in our new and innovative one-year graduate programs. Berklee’s students represent new and important sources of music, technology, and business talent for your organization.
How do I recruit Berklee graduate program students?
The ICC is available throughout the year to receive or assist in creating jobs, internships, and gig opportunities, which will be directly and exclusively shared with our master’s degree students.
Whether you need a marketing intern, a full-time business manager, an audio engineer, a composer, a band, or anything in between, the Berklee Career Manager is an invaluable resource to help you find the talent your organization needs. Recruiting in partnership with Berklee College of Music provides not only an additional creative resource, but also the ICC support network, which is dedicated to assisting the entire recruiting process.
The ICC is able to provide flexible and tailored recruitment services in line with today’s business requirements. We look forward to developing partnerships and helping your company meet its music recruitment needs.
How does a Berklee internship work?
Berklee graduate students are available for internships after July. Our students are well prepared, motivated, and ready to add value to your organization. Internships are a fundamental part of our graduate program, and are designed to culminate in real-world experiences that benefit both the employer and the student. The internship should have a minimum duration of 100 hours, and cover important educational requirements needed for awarding final credits.
The ICC team provides advice and assistance to company recruiters throughout the selection process. We are committed to working closely with you to find the most appropriate recruiting approach, matching your organization’s own requirements.
What Industry Leaders Are Saying
Live Nation, Spain
“The experience with Jaime was very rewarding. The marketing department is benefitting from the results of his labor. A lot of credit goes to Jaime in his attitude and determination in diligently pursuing his tasks. His enthusiasm made it very easy to direct him and channel his efforts, which meant that the research he did, was more focused and therefore more useful.”
Don’t Believe The Hype, France
“The most valuable aspects of this internship were the fact that the student’s English was very high, allowing him to handle professional discussions about music business matters combined with the fact that the student had a deep understanding of the music business and good comprehension of the web ecosystem (promotion, social media, marketing…)”
San Francisco Opera, United States
“Jessamyn was very sharp and eager to learn all she could about what we do in the Electronic Media Department at the SF Opera. Her classes helped her pick up on the processes of distribution and business within the scope of what we do very quickly. She had a very positive attitude and it was a pleasure having her here with us.”
MusicDish, United States/China
“We felt comfortable giving her more responsibility than the typical intern, which lead to Sally playing a key role in booking a tour in China.”
The ICC provides a range of services to help companies fulfill their recruiting objectives. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the brochure below to see more information on recruiting Berklee graduate students.