Services and Resources
Below are the services and resources for currently enrolled students. From a simple resume critique to in-depth career development, the Career Center is here to assist you.
Our career advisors are available to work one-on-one with you to provide you with the necessary resources as you create your career plan and develop and implement your job search strategy. Advisors also assist with career decision making and provide interviewing assistance, resume and cover letter feedback, and graduate school application preparation as needed. Find out who your career advisor is here.
Lightning CareerLink is the rebranded name of MTSU's new recruiting software platform specifically for professional entry-level positions requiring a college degree, supervised internship/co-op positions that prepare students for professional career fields, and part-time employment (full-time in summer) in Rutherford County and surrounding areas that are flexible and can accomdate students' class schedules.
The goal of student employment is to connect students with employers that will be flexible with their schedules. For many on-campus positions there are rolling applications. For others and off-campus employment students can utilize Lightning CareerLink.
Our On-campus Recruitment Program enables you to interact face to face with employers. On-campus recruitment is conducted throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters. Visit briefly with employer recruiters to discuss opportunities available within their organization.
Brief one page guides designed to give you a starting point for connecting careers to majors.
These guides provide valuable instruction on creating the quality resumes and cover letters necessary in an internship or job search. Read all pages and review examples before creating draft copies. Critiques of drafts are made through our Document Drop program.
Take advantage of our Document Drop Program by receiving written feedback on resumes and cover letters within two business days!
The Career Center helps run several fairs throughout the year. If you are looking for a job, internship, or co-op position, career fairs are great for connecting active employers with potential employees.
Candid Career videos are a fun and efficient way to explore careers similar in nature to YouTube. Discover career fields you did not even know existed and learn what it takes to get there. Save your favorites to help guide your college and/or career discussions with your parents and/or school educators. Use the advice to further educate yourself on your favorite careers, complete prerequisites, and pursue internships and job openings.
The CareerShift search tool returns results from every career site and job board. Save and organize
relevant jobs that meet your search criteria, whether you search by job title, company
name, keywords, or location. You can also get up-to-date contact information, including email addresses, for millions of companies; access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs; and record, save and store your correspondence
history records automatically. View our tip sheets below for more information!
Using CareerShift for Networking
Using CareerShift for Your Job Search
GoinGlobal contains online career and cultural guides for working abroad including
job searching; work permits/visas; resume guidelines and examples; interviewing and
cultural advice; and more. The U.S. City Guides contain resources for the 40 largest
metropolitan areas including Nashville. Finally, the H1B Database lists employers
who have sponsored visas.
InterviewStream provides you with the opportunity to participate in a practice interview and to see and hear yourself online. Using a webcam, you will be able to simulate job interviews by responding to pre-recorded interview questions and practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Are you unsure what you can do with your degree? See some examples of what your fellow Blue Raiders are doing now as alumni. If you want to connect with professionals in your career of interest let the career center know!
Walk In Hours
The Walk-in Advising Hours are intended for quick questions, such as a second resume/cover letter critique, how to use our services, or Lightning CareerLink, InterviewStream, or CareerShift account inquiries.
Walk In Hours
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Career center staff are available to present to classes, student organizations, and for other programs on campus. Presentation topics usually include an overview of services for UNIV1010, interviewing skills, resume writing, networking, and the proactive job search. Submit a presentation request here.