Student Employment 


Student Employment assists MTSU students in finding part-time jobs (full-time in summer) 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 must be in Rutherford County or surrounding counties in feasible commuting distance to campus:

  • Rutherford
  • Davidson
  • Williamson
  • Maury
  • Marshall
  • Bedford
  • Coffee
  • Cannon
  • Wilson
  • Smith
  • Dekalb
  • Warren

   SEP TN County Map  SEP TN County Map Circle

On Campus Employment

Are you a student looking to work on campus? Many of these jobs are posted in Lightning CareerLink, but we also have a list below of on-campus employers who have rolling applications.
Campus Recreation
Student Unions
Student Athlete Enhancement Center

Fraudulent Jobs

Students are advised to immediately contact the Career Development Center if they suspect any posting in the Student Employment Program is fraudulent. E-mail: All students are required to review our publication, Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Job Postings, before participating in the Student Employment Program. If you have been the victim of a scam, please visit the FTC website: 

 Opportunities Not Posted in the Student Employment Program:

  1. Opportunities outside of the 12 county geographic area.
  2. Full-time jobs unless specifically listed as summer positions.
  3. In-home services at private residents such as tutoring, cleaning, personal care, or yard work.
  4. Home-based businesses without a commercial location.
  5. Multi-level marketing/sales; any business opportunity requiring an investment or charging a fee; or soliciting business from MTSU students.
  6. Positions from other job boards or web sites.
  7. Positions that are unpaid or less than minimum wage.
  8. Virtual positions.

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

There may be positions that do not meet the requirements for the Student Employment Program or our Lightning CareerLink campus recruiting program. These positions can be posted with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at area Job Centers ( or other commercial job posting sites. 

Job Screening

The Career Development Center staff screens each employer and job posting in the Student Employment Program. However, we cannot guarantee the integrity of every employer or job posting. Students are responsible for performing necessary due diligence and taking precautions when responding to a job posting, interviewing or accepting positions and each student is responsible for obtaining necessary information concerning the employer 

SEP Terms of Use

Student Terms of Use

Employer Terms of Use

*Please note, we are transitioning the Student Employment Program into Lightning CareerLink. The same policies will apply, but all positions will be viewable in Lightning CareerLink.

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(615) 898-2500
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