New Service Matches Students, Alumni with Michigan Employers


The NMU JOBSearch Center has joined an effort to help students and alumni from the state’s 15 universities find employment with Michigan companies.


An online career resource center,, allows individuals to create a profile identifying their skills, experiences and interests. In turn, Michigan employers post job openings and use a software program to search for qualified candidates whose profiles match available positions. There is no cost for either service. The site features full-time, part-time, seasonal and non-profit opportunities, as well as internships, at more than 20,000 Michigan companies.


“This is another tool that our students and alumni can use in seeking employment,” said John Frick ( JOBSearch Center ). “It is unique in that it is specifically designed to prevent Michigan university graduates from having to leave the state, which supports the governor’s focus on job creation and economic development.”


NMU students and alumni can gain access to the service by clicking on the University-Talent link at NMU JOBSearch.


An added benefit of the service is that every time a job seeker accepts an interview invitation from an employer in the online database, his or her university receives a financial donation from Talentology, the parent company of


“If donations do occur, they will be forwarded to the Development Fund in support of scholarships for NMU students,” Frick said. is supported by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and many local chambers of commerce.



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