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NMU Career Services' all-in-one web system!

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Questions?  Contact Career Services.

Handshake for Students and Alumni

  • Search and apply for job opportunities (full-time, part-time, seasonal, internships, on-campus, off-campus) online 24/7 - with over 13,600 registered employers and thousands of posted jobs!
  • Manage multiple resumes, cover letters, and other employment-related documents
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews
  • View upcoming events -  job fairs, workshops, etc.
  • Much more!
  • For a list of tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions, click here
  • Students: Log into MyNMU and click on 'Handshake' under the 'Student Services' tab.  You will have access once you have registered for classes.  When you first activate your account, you will be asked a series of profile questions.
  • Alumni: Click here to log in and/or to create an account.

Handshake has an app - perfect for a quick job and event search! Download the app today - 'Handshake Jobs & Careers!' 

Handshake for Employers

  • Visit one centralized online location to post and manage an unlimited number of jobs - with over 13,800 students and alumni! 
  • 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!
  • For a list of tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions, click here
  • Employers: Click here to create an account or here to log in.

Handshake for On-Campus Departments

Handshake Instructions

Handshake is a great tool for on-campus departments wishing to post student jobs/internships and to sign up for job fairs. It's also a great tool for students! Students can search for job opportunities (part-time, full-time, internships, on-campus, off-campus, summer/seasonal, etc.), sign up for on-campus interviews, view upcoming events, and more! 

If you would like to post student jobs: 
  • When you're ready to post a job: 
    • Log in at https://app.joinhandshake.com
    • Simply click on 'Jobs,' then 'Create Job.'
    • When you post a job, you will be given the option to choose your division/department. 
    • You may choose how you would like students to apply (via Handshake; email resume, application and/or availability; apply in person). If you are requiring an application, make sure to attach the correct application. 
    • You may indicate if Federal Work-Study (FWS) is required or not. Please note: Student's FWS eligibility does not show in Handshake due to federal regulations. Therefore, Handshake will show that no students are eligible for FWS.  You may check in Banner, or with the Financial Aid office, to verify FWS eligibility.  
    • A step-by-step guide on posting jobs can be found here
    • The Student Employment Handbook can be found here

If you would like to show students what jobs are available and you are an NMU alum: 

  • Create an alumni account - https://nmu.joinhandshake.com
    • Click on 'Sign up for an Account' 
    • Choose 'Student/Alumni'
  • When signing in to your alumni account, log in at https://nmu.joinhandshake.com. Don't click on the 'Northern Michigan University Login' link (that link is for students only). Use the 'Log In Using email and Password.'  

If you would like to show students what jobs are available and you are not an NMU alum: 

  • Email careers@nmu.edu with your name, phone number and department, and we will set you up with a student account. 

What You Can Do with Handshake

  • 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