Monday, October 29, 2012

[129] MTSU departments featured in Nashville schools' career fair

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 23, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Doug Williams, 615-494-7800 or

NASHVILLE — MTSU’s 40-foot, $1.7 million HD mobile production lab stands to be a big hit at the 2012 “My Future, My Way” Career Exploration Fair for high school freshmen at the Nashville Convention Center Oct. 24.

The production truck, manned by students from the university’s Department of Electronic Media Communication, will be among several dozen local exhibits demonstrating real-world careers to thousands of Metro Nashville Public School students.

MTSU’s aerospace department also is participating in the Metro fair, bringing students, faculty and equipment to Nashville to give the high schoolers an inside view of the aerospace industry.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce created the Career Fair to provide an avenue for students to explore a breadth of career areas.

“Our university’s strategic master plan calls for us to build partnerships, in Nashville and throughout the state, that benefit our community and provide hands-on experience for our students,” said MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee. 

“We value our close ties to Nashville and are glad our students and faculty will provide a meaningful and memorable experience for the students in attendance.”

MTSU students regularly use the mobile production lab to cover sports, concerts and events for broadcast, cable stations and national cable networks — most recently at the Capitol Street Party, where students were key to production of the Oct. 17 outdoor concert attended by 14,000 people in downtown Nashville.

The Career Exploration Fair will feature six industry areas for interested students, including:
·       arts, media and communications;
·       health and services;
·       business, marketing and information technology;
·       hospitality and tourism; and
·       engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology.

Students will be able to visit with at least five exhibit volunteers, ask questions and participate in hands-on activities. They also will participate in an essay contest and other follow-up activities to demonstrate what they learned.

The Career Exploration Fair will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, including a list of participating exhibitors, visit


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