Through Handshake, you are able to receive automated emails when a job you are interested in has an upcoming application date, reminders on your favorite jobs, and even when you start to apply for a job, and don't complete it yet.  This can help to streamline your job search efforts. 

  1. Log into Handshake:
    1. Students: Log in through MyNMU and click on Handshake under the 'Student Services' tab.
    2. Alumni –
  2. Click on your name in the top right hand corner.
  3. Click on 'Notifications.' 
  4. Click 'Edit Notification Preferences.'
  5. Follow the instructions, and click on the areas where you wish to receive emails.  

If you are interested in receiving notifications when a new job fits one of your searches: 

  1. Log into Handshake:
           a.  Students: Log in through MyNMU and click on Handshake under the 'Student Services' tab
           b.  Alumni –
  2. Click on 'Jobs' on the top menu and choose your search criteria. (If you are looking specifically for Federal Work-Study positions, click on 'Advanced Options' on the left, then choose 'Work Study.')
  3. If you would like to save your job search and get notified of new jobs that fit your criteria, click 'Create Search Alert' on the right. 
  4. Choose the 'Edit' button next to your search title to change your search title name, choose how to get notified, and how often you'd like to get notified. 


If you have any questions about setting up a job agent or receiving emails,  contact Career Services at 906-227-2800 or e-mail your question to