Career Development

Career Development Center

Tonika Jordan, Career Coordinator

Keathley University Center 328


Do you want to work on campus while enrolled at MTSU? Are you interested in completing an internship as a part of your academic major? Do you want a life-long rewarding and fulfilling career?If your answer to these and other job-related questions is YES , Mr. Lewis Gray, Career Coordinator for the College will assist you with your career search activities.

The Career Development Center (CDC) is a comprehensive Center servingall departments and colleges of MTSU. Those services include five programs:Career Exploration, Student Employment, University Internship, CooperativeEducation and Campus Recruiting. Please read the descriptions of each program below to see which programs meet your needs.

Career Exploration
Students who have declared a major but are uncertain of a career path. Involves self-assessment and career exploration using different assessment tools. These include Focus and the Self-Directed Search.

Student Employment Program

Students who are seeking jobs on or off campus (the campus jobs include those that are NOT funded through the Financial Aid Office.) Students are also encouraged to contact each campus department directly to inquire about employment.

University Internship Program

Students seeking internship positions in addition to academic internships required within the major.

Cooperative Education Program

Students seeking a paid, academic credit position related to their field of study. Must apply to and be accepted into the Co-op Program.

Campus Recruiting

Students graduating and looking for full-time career positions. Involves job postings, resume books, career fairs, and On Campus Interviewing.


The CDC maintains a website called Lightning JobSource in which students may log in to discover information regarding career services and opportunities. Some of the services included are

• Resume writing workshops

• Interview skills workshops

• Career Fairs

• Interview schedules and placement services

To open a Lightning JobSource account, go to

• Follow the link Students/Alumni: Register Now!

• complete the form and read the LJS Use Statement