Practice Makes Perfect!

Feeling nervous for an upcoming job interview with a company you really want to work for? Here’s our advice: calm down, take a few deep breaths, and practice. Practicing for interviews is now easier than ever with InterviewStream. MTSU students and alumni can use InterviewStream for free by going here:

To use InterviewStream, all you need is a computer and a webcam. The program allows you to simulate job interviews by responding to pre-recorded interview questions and practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills. You can select a preset series of questions or create your own series from thousands of questions organized by category. Afterwards, all interviews are immediately accessible online for you to seek feedback from your advisor or professor. This way you can actually see and hear how you respond to interview questions!

If you do not have a webcam-or yours will not work with the system-you can schedule an appointment to use one in the Career Development Center. Appointments are scheduled on the “Schedule Interview”; tab in InterviewStream. Go to our website for more assistance.



As part of Fulbright Awareness Week, the Honors College is having a drop-in event open to all students (Freshmen to Graduate Students). The drop-in times is to allow interested to pick up information and ask questions in an informal setting.
Tuesday, April 15, 1-4 pm, Drop-in Anytime, Study Are outside room 227, Honors College
Wednesday, April 16, 1-4 pm, Drop-in Anytime, Study Area outside room 227, Honors College
The next Fulbright cycle opens May 1, 2014 of this year. See more information below.

The Fulbright is the U.S. Government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange program for students with study, research, or teaching assistantship opportunities in over 140 countries. Grant benefits include a year of study with roundtrip airfare, monthly stipend, health insurance, and research allowance.
MTSU Students typically apply at the end of their junior year, but seniors, MTSU graduate students, and alumni are also welcome to apply.
It is recommend that you watch a ten minute video about the Fulbright. Please go to:
You should also read the requirements for the country or countries that you are interested in.  Important information regarding language requirements, affiliation requirements and special considerations is available for each country.   
There is no GPA requirement for Fulbright but is it a national competition with some countries being more competitive than others. We typically recommend a 3.5 or higher GPA but we can review the statistics for individual countries.
Link for statistics can be found here:


Resume Writing Guide for the Professional Resume

The Career Development Center’s Student Guide to the Professional Resume


Student Guide to the Professional Resume

Start creating your job-winning resume with our improved Resume Writing Guide. This short guide will help you build your resume with professional content geared towards landing your next position. View The Guide

In addition to our Resume Guide, check out these 9 tips from Business Insider on what to avoid on your resume:

BEST Career Fair

2014 Best Fair

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom
Date: March 24, 2014

What is the BEST?

The Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) is a unique event sponsored by Management and Marketing faculty. Students with an interest in Management and Marketing positions will have the chance to meet with employers through speed networking.

Students will meet with employers in 15-minute rounds that will be divided into 3 stages:

1.Employer’s introduction and explanation of the position being offered at the event.

2.Students’ introduction and presentation of resumes.

3.Q&A from both the employer and the students.

A bell will announce the end of each round, signaling for students to move to the next table.

What do I need to get in?

The event is free. No registration is required. Students MUST dress in professional attire and prepare a resume in order to attend the event. For help on your appearance or your resume, visit one of the links below.

Students are REQUIRED to wear professional attire and have prepared resumes.

What will employers be looking for?

Employers will be coming for professional, confident students with an interest in management and marketing to fill full-time positions and paid-internships. Employers will be looking for the best, so the better prepared you are, the more likely you are to stand out.

Log into Lightning Jobsource for more info.

How do I prepare?

The Career Development Center has many online resources to help you prepare. Below is a list of useful links to improve your resume and interview skills.

Create a better resume.

Make the most out of interviews.

Dress for success.

Learn the Career Fair ABC’s

For additional resources or help Contact Us

Student Guide to the Professional Resume

Have you heard? We’ve updated our Resume Writing Guide! Not only does it give detailed guidelines on how to develop an excellent professional resume, but it also comes with eight resume samples for various professions to help inspire you.

Get started on developing a resume that will help you land your next position; check our guide out here:

Economics and Finance Career Fair

The Economics and Finance Career Fair is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Student Union Ballroom!

Over 30 employers will be in attendance and looking for professional, confident students with an interest in economics and finance to fill full-time positions and paid-internships. Employers will be looking for the best, so the better prepared you are, the more likely you are to stand out.

This fair is for students with majors/concentrations in Economics, Public Finance, Labor Relations, Finance, Business Finance, Financial Institution Management, Insurance, and Real Estate.

For more information on this fair and how we can help you prepare for it, go to our website