Services

Below are the services offered for the current semester. From a simple resume critique to in-depth career development, the Career Center is here to assist you.


Lightning JobSource

Lightning JobSource is the online student resume database, resume referral, and job posting system used by the Career Development Center. Read more about the benefits of using Lightning JobSource.


Career Fairs

The Career Center helps run several fairs throughout the year. If you are looking for a job, internship, or co-op position, career fairs are great for connecting active employers with potential employees. Learn about upcoming career fairs.


Document Drop

Drop off a resume or cover letter in KUC 328 and receive a written critique. Can't make it to campus? Submit your documents to us via email, and we will return a critique to you electronically: Send to pca@mtsu.edu and include the following in the body of the email:

  • How will the resume be used: Seeking a part-time job? Full-time? Internship? Class assignment?
  • If for an internship/full-time employment, what field, industry or career cluster are you targeting?
  • What is your classification (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.)?

Resumes and cover letters should be written and reviewed before starting the actual job search and application process. Several drafts may be needed before documents are ready to use. Our goal is to return resumes and cover letters within two business days so students do not have to make an appointment with a Career Cluster Advisor. At certain times of the year, it may take a day or two longer to get documents critiqued. Please allow us two business days to look over your documents. Start the process early!

Please send your resume to us as a Word document.


Walk In Hours

The Walk-in Advising Hours are intended for quick questions, such as a second resume/cover letter critique or Lightning JobSource or Focus account inquiries.
Spring 2014 Hours will be posted at the beginning of the term.

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Tuesday 10am 2pm
Thursday 10am 2pm
Friday 10am 2pm

Workshops

Workshops on various career-related topics are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Login to Lightning JobSource for more details on topics and to RSVP. (View the calendar.)

To attend a workshop, you MUST RSVP at least one day in advance. Sessions with no students registered will not be held. When you successfully RSVP you will find the titlelisted on your Events tab of your account under Workshops.


Request A Presentation

A presentation can be incorporated as a part of the curriculum or in the case of an emergency absence. Student organizations or campus programs may complete the Presentation Request Form to have one of our Career Advisors speak to your group.


Career Clusters Advising

You may want to meet with the career coordinator for your chosen career cluster for any in-depth questions that haven't been answer by using the above services. See Contact us for your cluster advisor.


Virtual Career Center

All of our resources can be accessed online through the Virtual Career Center. If the Career Center is closed or you can't contact us, the Virtual Career Center will still be available to guide you through resume building, job searching, or career planning.Visit the Virtual Career Center.