Recruiting Options

Please note: All spring 2020 events have been canceled. This includes career fairs, Employer Meetups, and on-campus interviews. 

Position Posting Procedures on Handshake

MTSU has moved to Handshake!

Note: We ask that you begin posting your positions through Handshake and not Lightning CareerLink. We plan to disable the service within the next month, so you may want to login and pull any pertinent posting information you have for data purposes. 

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 2019 Fall Career Fair 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 - Rooms 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. Register now through Handshake.
  • Employer Meetups - Informal networking and recruiting is available in the Student Union Atrium and Keathley University Center commons at not cost. Come ready to mingle and engage students where they are, right on campus! Please email with your requested date, time, and location, and we will do our best to accommodate. 
  • Classroom Presentations - Are you interested in speaking to a classroom or student organization? Please email us at and let us know!

Brand Your Organization!

  • Maintain your presence by actively posting positions in Handshake.
  • 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 Handshake. 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.
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