What's Available at the Marks Center
Building a career in today's employment environment requires exceptional performance and professional skills. The Center provides a variety of tools to develop these skills and help students and alumni achieve their unique career objectives. For more information, please stop by the Marks Center (Room 488) during our office hours (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) or contact [email protected]..
Individual Career Consultations
Students and alumni are encouraged to work one-on-one with the Center staff at any time. The staff is available to listen to career and project ideas, develop entrepreneurial ideas, help research job opportunities, teach new skills, build strategic plans, prepare cover letters, review professional materials, and facilitate new connections. Students may schedule individual appointments during normal business hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, in Room 488, by calling (212) 799-5000 (ext. 313), or through the online Career Portal.
Career Seminars and Workshops
The Center offers numerous career seminars, workshops, and roundtables the academic year through the Lunch & Learn Series (Wednesdays at 1pm), Resident Entrepreneur Series, and Entrepreneurship Intensives. These activities are often scheduled during lunchtimes and early evenings to accommodate the typical Juilliard student schedule. Workshop topics have included launching entrepreneurial projects, networking, résumé writing, creating a website, grant writing, branding, and various legal, marketing, and social issues.
Public Speaking for the Stage and Beyond
The Center provides one-on-one and group coaching for a variety of speaking engagements and verbal presentations including program introductions, post and preconcert 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.
Job interviews can be stressful and sometimes confusing. We're here to help prepare you for the various scenarios and questions that might come up in an in-person, phone, or Zoom interview. Students and alumni are welcome to schedule a mock interview to help alleviate anxiety and give you the confidence to get the job!
Résumé, Cover Letter, and Bio Preparation
The Center also provides students and alumni with résumé, bio, and cover letter templates that are specifically designed for the performing artist. Templates and information are available in the online Career Portal, easily accessible to the Juilliard community. The Center staff and faculty members of the Music, Dance, and Drama Divisions have co-created résumé and CV templates, bios, and sample cover letters that are commonly accepted by choreographers, conductors, directors, and other professional agents. Individual consultations are available by appointment with the Center staff.
Hire Juilliard Performers
Hire Juilliard Performers connects Juilliard musicians with clients looking to hire performers for a variety of engagements such as weddings, anniversaries, corporate parties, concerts, and other special events. Each year, hundreds of students and alumni perform in and around N.Y.C. Students gain valuable professional experience interacting with clients and drafting agreements on their own and earn income from each booking to help cover personal expenses. Juilliard recognizes that the students who perform at these events — many of which are high-profile — publicly represent the institution. In order to be eligible, students must fulfill certain employment requirements and be in good academic standing. Training sessions for student "group leaders" are held each semester.
Performances booked through Hire Juilliard Performers include a number of off-campus concert series for various arts organizations, corporate clients, and unique venues. Past notable clients have been the South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the JCC Metrowest and many more. For more information or to be considered for concert series performances, call to schedule an appointment.