Handshake appointment instructions

Appointments with Career Services

Why meet with Career Services? 

  • Resume/cover letter review
  • Part-time job search
  • Internship search
  • Full-time job search
  • Career coaching
  • Mock interview
  • Graduate school application material review
  • Social media/LinkedIn review
  • Introduction to CliftonStrengths
  • Professional Headshots
  • Virtual/Zoom meetings


Career Services at Fall Fest

Handshake: Career Services' all-in-one web system

For students and alumni, it's where you can search and apply for job opportunities 24/7. You can also host and manage resumes, cover letters and more.

For employers, post and manage job openings or explore potential candidates using Handshake. 

For pre-orientation students (not yet registered for classes), open on-campus jobs and other jobs in the U.P. can be viewed by visiting our Twitter.


Group meeting on campus

Upcoming Events

Other Events: 

Wildcat Check-In 2022

August 24 - 26, 2022.

Career Services Meet & Greet

August 27, 2022.

Fall Fest 2022

August 29, 2022.

U.S. Marine Corps - Info Table

October 25, 2022.

Lower Kuskokwim School District - Information Session

October 25, 2022.

Job Fairs: 

Construction Management & Technology Career Fair
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Virtual & In-Person (Jacobetti Complex)

Fall Semester Job Fair
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Northern Center

Summer Employment Fair
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Northern Center


3 ways Career Services gives you an extreme advantage

Find out why Career Services can give you an advantage when developing your career path, setting your goals, and landing your dream job.  Grant Langdon, Assistant Director of Career Services, is featured on the NMU Blog where he shares his college journey and why visiting the Career Services office could have helped him tremendously and can help you too!  Read or listen to his story here.

NMU dining student employee

Did you know? In an average year, NMU has approximately 1,500 student jobs available. The departments with the most student employees are Dining Services, Athletics, and Housing and Residence Life.

Career Guide

The Career Development Guide includes resume building tools, samples of all application documents, tips for preparing for a job fair and more. Check out our Resume Assistance page for samples and additional help.

On-Campus Recruiting

Local, regional and national organizations often visit campus to recruit students. Learn more about which organizations will be on campus conducting interviews, information sessions, or information tables.  


Two female students on campus

Information for New Students

Looking for a job while attending NMU? Check out Handshake - our job-posting system!  Once you have registered for classes, we will create an account for you associated with your NMU email address. Please allow 3-5 business days for this to happen.  To access your account, log into MyNMU and click on 'Handshake' under the 'Student Services' tab. 

More information for new students

Know what documents are required before you're hired

Contact NMU Career Services

Career Services wants to help students succeed. In addition to the Handshake listings, we also offer a number of job-search workshops, job fairs, on-campus recruiting and more. Learn about all Career Services programs and opportunities. If you've got a question - chat with us! Look for the green tab in the lower right.