Recruiting Options

Position Posting Procedures

Lightning CareerLink - is for professional entry-level positions requiring a minimum of a *bachelors* degree and supervised internship/co-op positions preparing students for related post-baccalaureate professional career fields. 
Student Employment Program - is for part-time student employment within a 12 county area in Middle Tennessee.  

Recruiting Events

Please note, the Career Development Center will not be having a Spring Career Fair. We will have information tables, please see below. Please visit our Career Fairs Page for departmental fair information.
Information Tables - are held in the Student Union Atrium only on 4 dates throughout the spring semester. There is no Spring Career Fair, but this is a great opportunity for branding! We have capacity for 10 organizations on each date and each organization can participate a maximum of 2 times. Tables cost $25 each. Information Tables are held from 10a-2p which allows the organization to encounter a large number and wide variety of students.

Please read the following tips before registering as there are no refunds.

Each organization is only allowed to participate a maximum number of 2 times.

Organizations are not allowed to bring food or sell their product. 

Only organizations providing employment and graduate school opportunities will be allowed to attend. 

*Sold Out* Thursday, February 1, 2018: Click here to register

*Sold Out* Tuesday, February 27, 2018: Click here to register

*Sold Out* Thursday, March 22, 2018: Click here to register

*Sold Out* Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Click here to register

Fall Career Fair - the Fall Career Fair is the only campus-wide career fair of the academic year. It is typically held in October.  Please visit our Career Fairs Page for more information.


Department Career Fairs - throughout the year, several academic departments host their own fairs. These are smaller fairs for specific majors/fields. Please visit our Career Fairs Page for more information on how to register.


Interview Room Reservations - are available to employers who wish to coordinate their own interview schedules. There are 6 interview rooms available on a first come basis. Interviews start as early as 8:30 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m. Employers are encouraged to post a position or attend one of our career fairs to collect resumes from which to build their own schedule. Reserve an Interview Room.


Branding Your Organization

  • Maintain your presence by actively posting positions in Lightning CareerLink.
  • Consider becoming a sponsor for a career fair. We typically have 3 sponsors for the Fall Fair. Sponsorship is available at the time of registration on a first-come basis.
  • Attend career fairs on a regular basis. Our student population is constantly changing. 
  • Include your MTSU alumni in recruiting activities on campus.
  • Send the Career Development Center a picture and paragraph of an MTSU student or recent alum working in a position for which you have posted in Lightning CareerLink. We can put this on social media to create a greater awareness of the position.
  • Contact MTSU academic departments for information on their programs. 
  • Connect with Student Organizations.

 MTSU Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
August 28 – classes begin
September 4 – Labor Day
October 14 – 17 – Fall Break
November 22 – 25 – Thanksgiving break
December 6 – last day of classes
December 16 – Commencement

Spring 2018
January 16 – classes begin
March 5 – 10 – spring break
April 25 – last day of classes
May 5 -- Commencement



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