Wildcats Connect for alumni and students.

Building the Wildcat Community, One Connection at a Time

Wildcats Connect is where alumni, students, faculty and staff can strengthen and nurture the Wildcat community by sharing information, asking/offering advice, building relationships, and more.

How Do I Participate?

  • Connect with your Wildcat Community online: Sign up here.
  • Prefer to connect offline? Alumni who are willing and able to serve as a resource and would prefer connecting with Alumni Relations directly to offer assistance, please sign up here. Students can connect with alumni directly by emailing alumni@nmu.edu with your request.

Following are the areas we are seeking alumni expertise, as well as areas students and new graduates can receive assistance:

​​​​​​​Industry Q&A

Alumni can connect with individual NMU students and new graduates to answer brief questions or share your experiences regarding specific industries or fields.

​​​​​​​Knowledge Share

Alumni can share with a broad audience or group of NMU students your knowledge of an industry, field or special topic area. Some examples are a white paper distributed electronically, blog or social media posts or virtual presentations.

​​​​​​​Mock Interviews

Alumni can conduct mock interviews to help students prepare for real-life interview situations. Interviews can be conducted in person, by phone or virtual (Zoom style).

Grad School Prep Assistance

Alumni can assist NMU students and recent graduates prepare for grad school, including keeping the application process on schedule, choosing the right program, and more.

Resume and Cover Letter Review

Alumni can review and offer advice on resume and cover letter development.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Alumni can connect with an NMU student or fellow graduate who is looking to move or is new to their area to answer questions about the city or region in which they live. Topics can include neighborhood advice, childcare options, local business information, and more.

Life Skill Shares

Money Management: Alumni can provide advice on establishing sound financial habits, such as setting up a personal budget to balance income, monthly living expenses, paying off debt, planning for larger purchases, and retirement, while also living life a little.

This program is a partnership between the NMU Alumni Association and Career Services.