The Michigan JumpStart Coalition seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of Michigan young people, in partnership with the National JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The Michigan JumpStart Coalition envisions a time when all Michigan young people will have access to personal finance education in order to develop the necessary skills to be financially competent upon graduation from high school.

What is the Jump Start Program?


Jump Start is a King*Chavez*Parks Initiative of the State of Michigan designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities.


Jump Start students are teamed up with upperclassmen peer mentors. Peer mentors design programs to meet the specific needs of their students, including study sessions, career exploration sessions, and social activities. These programs help participants become acclimated to life as a college student, life at NMU, and life in the city of Marquette.

You are a Jump Start student if...


  • You entered the university on probationary status
  • You are a Michigan resident

Virtual Workshops


  • Online Exams - Tips on what you should do before, during, and after an online exam.
  • Re-Leaf Yourself - What you can do to minimize test taking anxiety.
  • Test Taking - How to best prepare while studying and in class before your next big test.


Self Improvement

Services Available

  • Peer Mentorship
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic Skill builders
  • Social Activities

No access or slow access to Internet?

Charter Communications may have a solution for you.  It requires documentation and an application be filled out and sent in, bringing the cost to $14.99/month.

Helpful Tools

  • Time Management: A key skill for successful students is good time management.  Utilize the weekly planner to assist you in scheduling a balance between classes, homework, and activities.  Remember schedule plenty of time for sleep.  
  • Tutoring: The tutoring center at NMU is focused on assisting students in succeeding academically. Tutoring is available for most academic programs.  
  • GPA Calculator: Visualize what various grade combinations may do to your GPA.  
  • Degree Evaluation: Check the status of your academic progress.  Ensure that you are on track for graduation.
  • What to do with a major in: Are you having trouble deciding on a major?  Explore potential degrees and what future careers they may result in.
  • Skill Development: Need some help with college success strategies or academic skills? Here are several presentations and sources to help you out.
  • FOCUS2: Take this assessment to help you successfully select a career and academic avenue.  

Want to join us at one of our events?

Reserving a spot for any event can be done by e-mailing the host or by calling the Student Equity and Engagement Center at (906) 227-1554.

Contact Information

Phone (906) 227-1554