At IPR College of Creative Arts, it’s our goal to help you turn your passion into a career. We don’t just stop in the classroom; we offer all of our students on-going career assistance. It’s not just for those who recently graduated; you can utilize the service at any point in your career search, no matter when you graduated.
So, whether you need help finding your first job, transitioning careers or anything in between, we’re here to help. Together with our instructors, who are currently working in the industry, we can help you become part of an existing company or branch off on your own.
We offer assistance with:
- The job search, networking and internships
- Resumes, cover letters and thank you letters
- Obtaining references
- Interview do’s and don’ts
One of the most powerful resources IPR offers is the IPR Career Services website. IPR students can check out job boards, research internships, see resources and find networking opportunities to help expand graduates and students alike.
We recommend students sign up for an account to take advantage of all job posting reserved only for registered users.
“If students or graduates have questions regarding our website or accounts, they can reach out to us,” IPR Career Services Coordinate, Krissy Jackson, said.
Besides our website, students and graduates can also take advantage of our on-campus job fairs and help set up off-campus field trips to local students or employers.
“Since many of our students are interested in freelance work, we are huge advocates of networking and attending events to communicate and collaborate with other musicians, artists, and professionals within the industry,” Krissy added.
As for other advice on how to find your new career, start with LinkedIn and Glassdoor.com.
You can research companies, see the types of interview questions they ask, look at salaries and look for the open positions they have.
Once you find an opportunity you think is a good fit for you and you’ve applied, you will also want to follow up 24-48 hours after sending in your application or resume. Confirm the hiring manager has received your resume and applications, make sure you express interest again in the position and ask for a timeline for hiring.
Also, you will want to follow-up with a “thank you” 24 to 48 hours after the interview. It should be directed to the person you interviewed with. If you interviewed with a group, send one to each person in the group. In the note, be sure to express interest, thank them for their time and personalize it with a highlight of the interview or something new you learned. We have heard numerous times if it is down to two candidates this can be the tipping point in your favor.
**IPR offers employment assistance to our students and graduates; however, we do not guarantee employment.