Handshake

Students & Alumni:

  • Search and apply for job opportunities online 24/7
  • Search for internships – contact your academic department to explore the possibility of earning academic credit
  • Manage multiple resumes, cover letters, and other employment-related documents
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews
  • View and RSVP for job fairs, workshops and other career events
  • Get job postings delivered to your email. Signup is easy and automatic!
  • Remember to be smart when looking online for off-campus jobs - see "Spotting a Scam."

Employers:

  • Post and manage job postings
  • View uploaded resumes by students and alumni
  • Set up recruiting dates

Logging in to Handshake

Students - click on 'Handshake' under the 'Student Resources' tab

Alumni

Employers

Faculty

On-Campus Jobs

  • On-campus jobs are posted in Handshake. Log into your account (via MyNMU) to view open positions today!
  • Job Applications are available here and in the Resource Library in Handshake..
  • Once you have been hired, there is important post-hiring paperwork that must be completed with your department within three days of hire. View necessary documents.
  • The Student Employment Handbook was created to provide both students and employers useful information regarding on-campus employment

Internships

 


Career and Job Search Timeline - suggested items and tasks you should be doing each year to prepare for your career

Stand out to Employers

Resumes

  • View our resume assistance resources or contact us to schedule an appointment to review your resume with a staff member in Career Services.
  • Workshops

Career Development Guide

  • Resume building
  • Sample Resumes and Cover letters
  • Part-time student employment
  • Federal Work-Study Information
  • Job search hints for success
  • Preparing for a job fair
  • Deciphering the business dress code
  • Tips for a successful interview          

Prepare for an Interview


View a year-by-year timeline on what you should be doing to prepare for your career and job search.

Resources for Faculty

Let Career Services help you - We work with students and alumni on career exploration and planning. We do this through creating career goals, exploring careers in their fields, and developing job search skills. If one of your course objectives is planning for career-readiness, let us help!

We have presented in a wide variety of classrooms, from UN 100 to senior capstone courses. We’ll work with you to determine the appropriate topic, and tailor the presentation to your course. 

Descriptions of the Most Popular Presentations:

​Building a Resume or CV

Students learn about how to put together a professional resume - specifically for their field and career level.  From part-time jobs and internships, to full-time positions after graduation, we can help them figure out what to talk about, and how to get their skills and abilities across to employers.  If your field typically uses a CV instead of a resume, we can also talk about the differences between the documents, and when you might use one versus the other. 

Preparing for Interviews

Confidence and preparation are the keys to acing an interview, and we can help your students learn how to increase their skills with both. We'll go over how to prepare, and practice common interview questions, as well as some tips on how to beat the pre-interview jitters and stand out from other applicants. 

Using Social Media in the Job Search

Social media, for better or worse, is here to stay.  We can help students learn what employers are looking for on social media, and how they can clean up their online presence before applying for positions. We'll talk about how employers are using social media to find employees, and how students can make the most of these tools that they're already using. 

Connecting Majors to Careers

This presentation can be specific to students in your major or department.  We'll talk about some career exploration tools, and ways to find out more about what types of careers are available and interesting to them. We can also cover general job search tools, as well as resources to find potential jobs in their fields. 

Additional Topics Could Include:

  • Intro to Career Services/Services Offered
  • Using Handshake
  • Writing Effective Cover Letters
  • Job/Internship Search Tools
  • Creating SMART Career Goals
  • Job Fair Preparation
  • Elevator Pitch
  • LinkedIn - Creating and Using
  • Career Mentors
  • Learning about Networking

Looking for a topic that's not listed? Let us know - we are willing to work with you to make sure your career needs are met! (careers@nmu.edu).

Interested in having a presenter in class?  Email careers@nmu.edu or give us a call (227-2800). 

Resume Assignment Assistance

Some instructors like to ensure their students upload resumes to Handshake. If you provide a class list, we can check students off as they submit their resumes and/or cover letters. Other instructors have required students to make a one-on-one appointment to review their resumes – if this sounds good, just give us a call to prepare our adviser.

Job Fair Check-in

Some faculty members have also made job fair attendance required. For those who would like to make sure their students attend, we can have students check in from a provided class roster.