If you’re looking for solid employees, you’ll find them at Northern Michigan University. 

NMU’s emphasis on service learning supplements students’ time in the classroom with work in the field.  Northern students also gain experience through participation in extracurricular activities and employment opportunities outside of their coursework, such as internships, summer jobs and part-time employment.  This solid foundation, in combination with their strong work ethic, makes them ideal new hires for your company. 

Off-Campus Employers

Stay Connected with Handshake! Created with you in mind, this service provides participating employers with the ability to:

  • Visit one centralized online location to post and manage an unlimited number of jobs
  • Set parameters for your job openings
  • Receive email reminders when a student applies for jobs and when a posting is about to expire
  • Full access to search for participating students and download their resumes
  • Manage student applicants for on-campus interviews
  • Register online for career events like job fairs
  • Arrange an on-campus information session or table

Please contact us at careers@nmu.edu if you'd like us to help spread the word on your job posting! 

On-Campus Departments

  • Post on-campus jobs and internships (including Graduate Assistantships)
  • Manage and receive applications online
  • Set parameters for your job openings
  • Receive email reminders when a student applies for jobs and when a posting is about to expire
  • Full access to search for participating students and download their resumes
  • Register online for career events like job fairs
  • Search for available jobs with your students
  • View helpful Handshake information.
  • You will also find useful information in the Student Employment Handbook.

For more information regarding on-campus employment, please contact us.

Recruiting at NMU

Looking to hire students for part-time, full-time, and seasonal positions, or internships? 

Career Services has the following services and facilities available to employers:

  • Private interview rooms
  • Conference rooms for group testing or information sessions
  • Scheduling and advertising your information table
  • Advertising for your job vacancy
  • Resume Collection and Interview Scheduling prior to your visit

Scheduling a recruitment visit:

Visit Handshake to schedule on-campus interviews, an information session, or an information table. NMU Career Services appreciates at least four weeks' notice so we can ensure that your interview day is as productive as possible. 

*Due to COVID-19, all recruiting will take place virtually.  You may post your events in Handshake.  For additional information and to request that we help spread the work about your event, contact NMU Career Services at 906-227-2800.  

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Posting a Job

Career Services maintains comprehensive online job listings through Handshake. Posted positions are viewable by NMU students and alumni only.  There is no cost to post a job, and we do not share information with non-NMU entities. Created with you in mind, Handshake provides participating employers with the ability to:

  • Visit one centralized online location to post and manage an unlimited number of jobs
  • Set parameters for your job openings
  • Receive email reminders when a student applies for jobs and when a posting is about to expire
  • Full access to search for participating students and download their resumes
  • Manage student applicants for on-campus interviews
  • Register online for career events like job fairs
  • Much more!

There is no cost to use this system. View more information on Handshake.

If you are looking to post a temporary or one-time position (shoveling, gardening, babysitting, etc.), please email us at careers@nmu.edu or call us at (906) 227-2800. 


Please note:

  • There may be a delay in seeing your posting, as our office approves each posting individually. 
  • Our office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday; Jobs submitted after that time will not be approved & posted until Monday morning.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are an excellent way for your company to provide hands-on skills and experiences to NMU students. Many students who complete an internship remain with the company that sponsored their internship - it's a situation that benefits both the employer and the student. If you have questions regarding internships, please contact careers@nmu.edu

To post available internships, log in or register with our all-in-one system, Handshake. There is no cost to use this system. Internships will be viewable only to students and alumni. View more information on Handshake.


Please note: 

  • We will not include internships or positions that require applicants/candidates to pay any fees to become employed. 
  • There may be a delay in seeing your posting, as our office approves each posting individually.
  • Our office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Jobs submitted after that time will not be approved & posted until Monday morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

So that you can find your answers more quickly, we've divided our Frequently Asked Questions page into the following sections.

Handshake

If you received a user name and password in your email, you already have an account: Use that information to log in at https://nmu.joinhandshake.com/. Be sure to update all contact information accurately.

If you are a new user, create an account. Your submitted profile will be reviewed and approved by NMU Career Services. Once approved, you will have full access to all features of this system. On-Campus Departments: Please be sure to search in this format: NMU - Department Name

If you are looking to post a temporary or one-time position (shoveling, gardening, babysitting, etc.), please contact us.

If you know your username but not your password, click on the 'Forgot Password' link. If you don't know your username or are still having trouble logging into Handshake, please call the Career Services office at (906) 227-2800.

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. On the top right hand corner of the screen you will see 'Create Job,' click this. Complete the information and click 'Create' on the bottom part of the screen. Your job will be reviewed and approved by NMU Career Services. Once it’s approved, it can be viewed by NMU students and alumni. If you would prefer that applicants apply directly to you (not through Handshake), answer yes to 'Require students to also apply through website or applicant tracking system?' You will have the option to put in a website or other application instructions. On the 'Details' tab, don't check any boxes under 'Required Documents.'

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. Click on the job you wish to edit. The top right corner will have the option to 'Edit,' click this, and make your changes. Once finished click 'Save Changes.'

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. Click on the job you wish to edit. The top right corner will have the option to 'Edit,' click this, and make your changes. Once finished click 'Save Changes.'

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. Click on the job you wish to take down. On the top, choose 'Expire Job.' 

Students and alumni have the option to allow employers to view their profile. To search for students, click on 'Search Students' on the left hand side of the screen. There you can filter your search by keyword, or by university as well, if you are unable to find students within the major you are looking for please feel free to call Career Services at 227-2800.

On the left hand menu, under 'Campus,' click on 'Interviews,' then 'Request Interview Schedule.'  Complete the form and hit 'Next' until it's been submitted. Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

Registration may be completed via our online system, Handshake. Click on ‘Fairs’ on the left menu, under 'School,' choose Northern Michigan University, find the job fair of your choice, then ‘+ Register.’ (On-campus departments: if it says 'registered,' click on the drop-down box and choose 'Register another division.')  Complete the required information and click ‘Create Registration.’ On-campus departments: make sure you choose your department under 'Registration Division.' 

On the side menu, click on 'Events' under 'Campus,' then choose 'Request Event' on the top right. Complete the form and click 'Submit.' Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

Finding Employees

You can post all of your open positions in Handshake. Log in or Register. On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. On the top right hand corner of the screen you will see 'Create Job,' click this. Complete the information and click 'Create' on the bottom part of the screen. Your job will be reviewed and approved by NMU Career Services. Once it’s approved, it can be viewed by NMU students and alumni. If you would prefer that applicants apply directly to you (not through Handshake), answer yes to 'Require students to also apply through website or applicant tracking system?' You will have the option to put in a website or other application instructions. On the 'Details' tab, don't check any boxes under 'Required Documents.'

Please Note:

  • There may be a delay in seeing your posting, as our office approved each posting individually.
  • Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; jobs submitted after that time will not be approved and posted until Monday morning.

Posting a position with our office is completely free of charge.

When you complete the job posting, you will choose the date in which you would like the position to be removed (no later than three months from the day you post). You also have the capability of editing your job and changing this date.

To post a position for a temporary employee, please email careers@nmu.edu, or call us at (906) 227-2800. 

Job Fairs

We host many job fairs throughout the year. To view a current listing or to sign up, please click on 'Fairs' in Handshake and search for Northern Michigan University under 'Schools.' You may also view our current listing at: http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/jobfairs 

Registration may be completed via our online system, Handshake. Click on ‘Fairs’ on the left menu, choose the job fair of your choice, then ‘+ Register.’ (On-campus departments: if it says 'registered,' click on the drop-down box and choose 'Register another division.') Complete the required information and click ‘Create Registration.’ On-campus departments: make sure you choose your department under 'Registration Division.'  

Each of our job fairs have the same fees: For-profit employers: $100; Non-profit organizations: $25. 

On-Campus Recruiting

Of course! Our office has the following services and facilities available to employers:

  • Private interview rooms
  • Advertising your vacancy and collecting resumes prior to your visit
  • Conference rooms for group testing or information sessions
  • Distance interview facilities
  • A full range of audio-visual support

On the left hand menu, under 'Campus,' click on 'Interviews,' then 'Request Interview Schedule.'  Complete the form and hit 'Next' until it's been submitted. Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

On the side menu, click on 'Events' under 'Campus,' then choose 'Request Event' on the top right. Complete the form and click 'Submit.' Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

Still have questions?

Contact the Career Services office at careers@nmu.edu, or call (906) 227-2800.