Recruiting Options

Position Posting Procedures

Lightning CareerLink - is for professional positions requiring a minimum of a *bachelors* degree, part-time jobs located in counties surrounding Rutherford County, and supervised internship/co-op positions preparing students for related post-baccalaureate professional career fields. 

Recruiting Events

 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 4 interview rooms available on a first come basis. Interviews start as early as 9:00 a.m. and end by 4:30 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. You can register for a date here

Information Table Reservations - Organizations are allowed to request a location on campus to set up a table and brand their organization. During the spring semester there are three designated dates that we will have multiple employers on campus. 

Thursday, February 7th - Register Here
Thursday, March 14th - Register Here
Tuesday, April 16th - Register Here

Classroom Presentations - Are you interested in speaking to a classroom or student organization? Please email us at and let us know!

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 2018
August 27 - Classes Begin 
September 3- Labor Day Holiday - No Classes
October 13-16 - Fall Break - No Classes
November 21-24 - Thanksgiving Holidays - No classes
December 5 - Last Day of Classes
December 6 - Study Day - No Classes 
December 7-13 - Final Examinations
December 13 – Last Day of Term

Spring 2019
 January 14 - Classes Begin
January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday – No Classes
March 4-9 - Spring Break
April 24 - Last Day of Classes
April 25 - Study Day - No Classes
April 26 - May 2 - Final Examinations
May 2 - Last day of Term 


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