MTSU business students encouraged to bring ‘...

MTSU business students encouraged to bring ‘BEST’ to career fair

Students looking for an opportunity to present themselves to employers face to face soon will be able to at an upcoming career fair on MTSU’s campus.

The Business Exchange for Student Talent, also known as BEST, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Student Union Ballroom and is open to all Jones College of Business majors.

Laura Buckner

Laura Buckner

The career fair, sponsored by the Department of Management and Department of Marketing in the Jones College of Business, is a networking career event for students interested in obtaining either full-time positions or internships.

“Wear business professional,” Laura Buckner, an instructor and internship coordinator in the Department of Marketing, advised BEST attendees.

“The purpose of this fair is for students to establish a professional network and to find internship and full-time opportunities.”

Over 50 employers are set to attend with representatives explaining what opportunities they have as well as space to interview students privately.

You can see a list of companies who will be among the 2018 BEST Career Fair Employers, via this Department of Management Facebook post.

Jones College of Business logoBuckner is encouraging students to bring multiple copies of their resumes and research the companies before attending the event.

The BEST fair is organized by the IGNITE Committee, part of a Jones College professional development program designed to increase students’ awareness of career preparation issues and help them develop knowledge and skills to navigate the process of landing a professional entry level job.

For more information about the event, contact Buckner at

For more information about other career fairs and job placement services, visit the MTSU Career Development Center website at

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In this spring 2016 file photo, then-MTSU senior Anthony Juarez, left, talks with Shane Martinez of Total Quality Logistics during the BEST Career Fair in the the Student Union Ballroom. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)