Internships & Careers

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

 

Our students acquire skills that serve them well past graduation. While many students choose to double major in another discipline, those that decide to pursue music beyond their years at Washington University have an incredible variety of paths from which to choose.  Our students have won Fulbright awards to open a music education center in the Dominican Republic or to study guitar at The Hague.  Our students now teach at Juilliard and have been able to sit in the pit of Broadway musicals developing ground-breaking new approaches to musicology research. Many Washington University graduates are performers, composers, scholars, and social-change advocates in the field of music. 

Finding a career after you graduate can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, we have the resources to help you.

The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

meet a career advisor

Internship Opportunities

We encourage our students to pursue internship opportunities in the St. Louis area and across the country. Our recent graduates have explored their field through a variety of internships including positions at Amazon, Downtown Music Publishing, the DREAM Project, Shock City Studios, and Tunespeak. To learn about other internship opportunities, visit the Career Center

St. Louis has a robust and engaging arts scene with many opportunities right here in town with nationally recognized arts organizations. 

Our students have interned with the Saint Louis Symphony, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Jazz St. Louis, and many others. Additionally, there are many training and leadership opportunities at Washington University's 560 Music Center. 

Current openings: 

Campus Coordinator: St. Louis Symphony

Campus Coordinators will work in cooperation with the SLSO Group Sales Manager and Campus Marketing Intern to improve awareness of the SLSO on college campuses and increase student attendance at performances. Campus Coordinator will report directly to the Group Sales Manager.

Conducting Internship: Winter Opera St. Louis

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis during the spring/summer semester. 

Continuing Your Education

Many of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school to continue their education.
They have joined prestigious universities across the country including:

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music | Manhattan School of Music

Michigan State University | 

New York University | Northwestern University

Pennsylvania State University | University of California - San Diego

Have questions?

Just want to talk to someone about your options? Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies to schedule a time to meet.

Email Professor Aldrich