MTSU business students offer ‘BEST’ se...

MTSU business students offer ‘BEST’ selves at spring career fair [WATCH]

This year’s BEST Career and Internship Fair at MTSU again drew employers from throughout the region on hunt for talented students looking to jump-start their careers.

Dozens of students took advantage of the opportunity to sell themselves to potential future employers at the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, event held Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom. Here’s a recap:

Sponsored by faculty in the management and marketing departments in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, BEST takes on a “speed networking” format in which groups of students meet with employment recruiters stationed at tables throughout the ballroom. After a 15-minute exchange, students move to another table.

“It’s important for our students to connect with their next stage in life, whether it’s graduate studies or whether it’s the start their career,” said Laura Buckner, internship coordinator in the Department of Marketing. “They’re here at MTSU for a reason, and that’s to move forward in life. … Every business is looking for good talent.”

The primary purpose of BEST is to help students get full-time jobs. The three-hour fair is geared toward students majoring in marketing, business administration, management and entrepreneurship within the Jones College, although other students can also attend. Faculty encouraged students to dress professionally, bring copies of their resumes and do a bit of research in advance to become familiar with the employers.

Participating companies were hiring for positions such as entry-level marketing, sales, logistics, retail and management professionals. Internships were also available.

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