Employment and Employers


MTSU’s Transition Home Center assists students with all aspects of the career decision-making and job search processes.  Shane Smith is our Veterans Employee Search Agent. He can help you with creating a targeted resume and cover letter, as well as developing interviewing and networking skills which highlight your military service and experiences. Further, he coaches you on connecting with businesses for internships and fulltime employment, particularly those interested in hiring veterans, military, and military family members.

Lightning CareerLink (LCL) is MTSU’s online database for professional entry-level positions and supervised internships that prepare students for professional career fields.  Lightning CareerLink is the first place employers connect with our students, and positions are continually updated.  This is a closed database for MTSU students and alumni, and is a great resource for our community.  Log in often!


Employers interested in holding interviews at the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center (VMFC), should contact Mr. Shane Smith or Dr. Hilary Miller, VMFC Director. They will be glad to discuss partnership opportunities.  Please create an employer profile in Lightning CareerLink, and post all available positions as your first step in recruiting at MTSU. Employer event announcements and registration is also managed through this system, and we want to keep in touch!  Once available, you may also request access to the Veterans’ Resume Book in LCL. 


A good research tool is the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. This will give you a great overview of career paths and their future.