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[163] MTSU IT Connect Fair Nov. 14 matches students, job recruiters

For release:  Nov. 13, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
MTSU Career Development Center contacts: Bill Fletcher, 615-898-2500 or
Dusty Doddridge, 615-494-8797 or Dusty.Doddridge@mtsu.ed 

MURFREESBORO — MTSU’s first-ever IT Connect Fair will match students with employers of information technology professionals.

The IT Connect Fair will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building. The event is free for all students.

IT Connect is an opportunity for students to link with recruiters and hiring managers in the information technology field. Available positions could be full time, part time or internships. Thirteen companies have registered and plan to attend.

The event is a collaboration between the university’s Career Development Center and the Association of Information Technology Professionals student chapter.

“MTSU IT Connect is a networking and recruiting event designed to create interaction between MTSU students and employers recruiting for information technology positions,” said Dusty Doddridge, career center assistant director for employer relations.

“Some of the region’s leading employers will be attending including HCA, Ingram and FedEx,” Doddridge added. “The demand for information technology professionals in the Middle Tennessee area continues to increase and MTSU IT Connect is a great way for MTSU students to network, learn about the industry and potentially land jobs and valuable internships.”

“I am really excited for this event,” said Camiren Hamilton, an MTSU graduate student and president of the Association of Information Technology student chapter. “It is the first time AITP and the Career Development Center have worked together to bring some of the area’s most attractive employers to the hands of our most promising students. I hope this becomes an annual event that both the students and employers look forward to attending.”

The Career Development Center has many online resources to help students prepare, including how to create a better resume, making the most out of interviews and how to dress for success. To learn more, go online to and click on “IT Connect” on the home page.

The center is part of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.
For more information about the career center, call 615-898-2500.


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