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Old 06-10-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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My son is starting MTSU in August as a Freshman. He will be living in a dorm (Swan Hall) his first year. I would love any tips and advice on anything and everything MTSU/M'fboro related. Also, my son has worked for 2 years (since he turned 16) at Sears, first in general sales and the last year in Electronics. He will be looking for a part time job there. Please let me know where to look, where not to look.

Also, we will be going June 18-20 for Freshman/Parent Orientation. Which hotel is best for us to stay at? I need to make reservations asap.

Thank you all very much in advance!
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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I went to MTSU in the late 80's and early 90's and had a blast (as well as getting an education). I still have friends there and go there about once a month. I could be wrong, but I never felt unsafe in ANY part of the Boro. Lot's of the college students work in restaurants and I made enough $ waiting tables to spend a summer in Central America. He can also look at on campus jobs or at the Mall. I knew some guys that worked for Nissan parking cars - and for college students they made decent money.
As far as hotels go there are quite a few right off exit 78 on I-24.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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WELCOME to the Raider family! I'm still at MTSU (only one semester left, thank you Lord!)!!

Part time work is easy to get near MTSU! We have a Sears (I do believe) in the mall (off of Old Fort). There are tons of restaurants, shops, book stores, gyms etc that are always hiring students!

Campus jobs are available too! I personally wouldn't want to work on campus, but since he'll live there it might work better!

Give your son a bit of advice for me (I lived on campus my freshman year too): Get to campus early on Sunday (if he leaves for the weekend), find the nearest parking spot and LEAVE your car there for as long as possible! He'll soon find out that parking, um to put it politely, sucks! Also, he'll get a green parking pass, and he can ONLY park in the designated spots. MTSU loves handing out parking tickets and they rack up fast!

As for hotels: there aren't that many right by campus. You'll most likely have to stay off of Thompson lane (there are new ones!) or by the Target off of Old Fort. We have tons: Holiday Inn, two new ones I can't think of, Super 8, Double Tree etc.

Hope that helps!
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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Here is a link that may help:
http://career.web.mtsu.edu/
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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Thank you all! Cheers and points all around! Anyone else feel free to continue to post info. Thanks again
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