Career Support

Are you a Music Business student interested in getting more support for your career goals? The MCC Music Business program offers a range of personalized and one-on-one opportunities for individual career development.


Career Classes


The Music Business class, MUC293 Self-Promotion for the Music Industry, is designed to help students prepare a personal action plan and supporting materials to obtain an internship and/or paid employment in the music industry. With the guidance of industry-professional and Zia Records marketing specialist, Mary Papenhausen, students get direct feedback and support for starting out in their music industry careers. 

MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship, is geared to students who are interested in starting their own music business. Every aspect of the class is designed to provide personalized, step-by-step guidance on the path to designing, developing and launching a new music business. Students work on business and marketing plans, financial statements, financing options and more so that they can be prepared to launch a new venture by the end of the class.

Students who are ready to apply their learning in the real world will want to sign up for the MUC290AA Music Industry Internship class, offered by Record Label Owner and Artist Manager, Michael Zimmerlich of 80/20 Records.  Students can choose from several on-campus positions in live event management. They can also opt to participate in off-campus internships in the Phoenix music scene or pursue a virtual, online internship. Out of state internships are also supported. The MCC Music Business program maintains a list of potential internships for enrolled students. Learn more about internship class requirements here: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/music/music-business/cooperative-education-or-internships.


Career Coaching


MCC Career Services Center provides support to all enrolled MCC students seeking general help and resources to secure employment.  They offer a range of workshops and seminars on career planning and exploration, as well as resume writing and interview preparation. Visit Career Services here: https://www.mesacc.edu/career

The MCC Music Business program offers free, one-on-one career coaching and development for Music Business majors who are within 1-2 semesters of graduation with the AAS degree or CCL. Coaching sessions focus on Goal/Action Planning, LinkedIn page development, Interview Preparation and more. Contact mccmusicbiz@gmail.com to set up an appointment.