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Policy and Procedures

Review our policies and procedures and let us know if you have any questions.

 

Posting Policy for All Positions:

Employers recruiting through the Career Development Center should adhere to AA/EEO guidelines and the principles set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) regarding professional standards and ethical conduct. Recruiting activities that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender will not be permitted.

Due to the increasing number of fraudulent positions, phishing scams, and questionable employment opportunities; the Career Development Center staff reviews every employer and position before posting to students. Although we cannot guarantee the integrity of every position, we take every effort to not only protect students, but also the reputations of our employers who are also victims of fraudulent activity.

Conditions for Posting All Positions:

  1. Provide a physical, commercial address, valid URL, and a complete organization description (social media links are helpful, but not required).
  2. Specific contact individual named, including email address.  If email address does not match the domain name of the organization’s website, the individual should contact the Recruiting Coordinator at career@mtsu.edu before posting to explain.
  3. Postings will include a clear and concise description of the available position.
  4. Third party recruiters must disclose the hiring client name in the position title to be considered for approval.

Lightning CareerLink posts the following:

  1. Internship/Co-op – employer supervised positions preparing students for a professional career track.
  2. Entry-Level - professional entry-level career path positions requiring a college degree

Types of Opportunities Not Posted:

  1. Non-professional jobs and non-career track internships
  2. In-home services at private residents such as tutoring, cleaning, personal care, or yard work.
  3. Home-based businesses without a commercial location.
  4. Multi-level marketing/sales; any business opportunity requiring an investment or charging a fee; or soliciting business from MTSU students.
  5. International employment, teach abroad, or study abroad opportunities.
  6. Positions from other job boards or web sites.
  7. Unpaid internships at for-profit organizations or commission only internships.
  8. Internships conducted virtually or appear to be self-directed.

The Student Employment Program posts the following:

  • Part-time jobs (full-time in summer) -  for currently enrolled students to help offset educational and living expenses.The objective is to connect students with employers who offer jobs that are flexible and can accommodate students’ class schedules. Because of our large commuter population, the job location is limited to these 12 counties: Rutherford, Davidson, Williamson, Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Cannon, Wilson, Smith, Dekalb, and Warren. 

Types of Opportunities Not Posted:

  1. In-home services at private residents such as tutoring, cleaning, personal care, or yard work.
  2. Home-based businesses without a commercial location.
  3. Multi-level marketing/sales; any business opportunity requiring an investment or charging a fee; or soliciting business from MTSU students.
  4. Positions from other job boards or web sites.
  5. Positions that are unpaid or less than minimum wage.
  6. Virtual positions.

We reserve the right to refuse postings that do not support the interests of the University.


Room Reservations for On-Campus Interviews Policy

Interview rooms are available to employers to interview students on campus. 

  •  Reservations available for fall and spring terms.
  • Contact Career Center to reserve rooms (career@mtsu.edu). Directions and parking information will be sent to employer by the Career Center.
  • The employer may post a position(s) to collect resumes and schedule interview times directly with students.
  • All Interviews will begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m.
  • Only MTSU students and alumni will be interviewed.

Outstanding Payment Policy

Employers with unpaid bills from previous career fairs or other recruiting services will not be allowed to continue recruiting. This includes all current and future recruiting options.

 

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