Employment and Employers


Transition Home Ribbon Cutting

Employment:

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 (ESA). The ESA has two functions: Initiate and maintain corporate relationships that provide employment opportunities for our student veterans and family members. Coach, train, and mentor our veterans/family members throughout their career search to ensure they find rewarding careers in which they can grow personally and professionally.

Shane can help you:

  • Create a targeted resume and cover letter
  • Prepare you for your interview
  • Assist in developing your professional network
  • Provide guidance on how to become more marketable
  • Advise you on available employment opportunities

How does the ESA assist in getting you employed? The process is simple:

  • ESA meets corporations to discover their employee needs and their hiring process
  • ESA analyzes available positions and create “best matches” with our student veteran/family member population
  • Veteran applies in the normal process and then sends confirmation to ESA
  • ESA contacts corporate HR office and informs them that one of our veterans has applied for a specific position
  • HR authority can then pull that application for review
  • ESA communicates with HR throughout the interview process

 

Center at MTSU helps veterans transition from military to job front


Employers:

Employers interested in collaborating with the Daniels Veteran Center should contact Shane directly. Some ways to support our mission and gain access to our student-veteran population:

  • Host career preparedness training session (resumes, networking, interview skills, etc.)
  • Attend Daniels Center events
  • Participate in the student mentorship program
  • Host student veterans at your facility for a “field trip”

Resources:

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.