Music should be heard, 
so let's amplify our effort.
Our success is your success.


launch A career

As experts in our field, we depend upon other experts to keep us on the cutting edge of the constantly evolving music industry. These professionals graciously donate their time, their expertise, and their resources by engaging our students both inside and outside the classroom. Here are some ways we can build the future music industry together.

GROOVE U faculty member Eric Van Wagner directs positioning of a power generator during the student-run Plugged In outdoor festival. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

GROOVE U faculty member Eric Van Wagner directs positioning of a power generator during the student-run Plugged In outdoor festival.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

Supervise an Externship

Every one of our students does not one, but two externships inside the music industry as part of the curriculum required to graduate. If you have an externship opening you are seeking to fill, please complete the online Externship Opening Form.

Already planning to work with one of our students on an externship? Download our Externship Employer Packet which contains forms and instructions for employers.

[GROOVE U student] Sky Young was amazing! I was actually a hero for “discovering” him, but little did people know he approached us. Honestly, I can’t say enough how awesome he is — from his work ethic to his attitude.
— Jessica Taylor, GM & Production Director • Floydfest

GROOVE U student and Columbus Commons extern Danny Reyez runs the monitor board during the student-run Plugged In outdoor festival. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

GROOVE U student and Columbus Commons extern Danny Reyez runs the monitor board during the student-run Plugged In outdoor festival.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

hire our students • graduates

Because getting our students to work is why we exist — the word "career" is right there in our name. We can help you find the best qualified applicants for your business. Simply email the job posting using our Submit A Job Opening link and we will internally vet our candidates and send them your way.


GROOVE U faculty member Eric Van Wagner routes audio signal during the student-run Plugged In outdoor festival. Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

GROOVE U faculty member Eric Van Wagner routes audio signal during the student-run Plugged In outdoor festival.
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

Provide Feedback

How are we doing training our students not just for the jobs that exist today, but for the jobs that will exist tomorrow? Entrepreneurship is at the core of everything we do, so tell us how we are doing by completing the online Employer Satisfaction Survey Form.