Recruiting Options

Position Posting Procedures

Lightning CareerLink - is for professional entry-level 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 8:30 a.m. and end by 4:00 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. Click here to reserve your interview room.

Information Table Reservations - Organizations are allowed to request a location on campus to set up a table and brand their organization. Click here to reserve your date.

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 2017
August 28 – classes begin
September 4 – Labor Day
October 14 – 17 – Fall Break
November 22 – 25 – Thanksgiving break
December 6 – last day of classes
December 16 – Commencement

Spring 2018
January 16 – classes begin
March 5 – 10 – spring break
April 25 – last day of classes
May 5 -- Commencement



Lightning CareerLink

Student & Employer Database

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