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.


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Upcoming Events

Winter Semester Workshops

Career Services offers career-oriented workshops each semester to current students and NMU alumni.  Each workshop will have both in-person and virtual options and are free to attend.  Topics include resume and cover letter building, tips for attending job fairs, networking, interview skills, salary negotiation and more!   

Stay tuned for the 2022 Winter Semester schedule.

Upcoming Job Fair

Career & Summer Employment Job Fair - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

For help navigating fairs (before, during and after the event), click here:  Students  |  Employers



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 employs approximately 1,500 students. The departments with the most student employees are Dining Services, Athletics, and Housing and Residence Life.

Attend a job fair, win a prize!

Students and Alum! Did you know attending a job fair could win you a prize? Select one of our fairs in Handshake and click on the +Join Event button. Then check in at the fair and your name will be placed into the prize drawing. Good luck!

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.  


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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.