The Northern Network FAQs

The Northern Network FAQ

What is the Northern Network?

  • The Northern Network is a free, secure, online professional community for all NMU alumni and NMU students with Junior status and higher.
  • All 60,000 NMU alumni are loaded in to the Northern Network so you can look up specific friends and colleagues. All NMU faculty and staff are also loaded in the site.

Who has access to the Northern Network?

  • All NMU alumni have access. To access the site, you must register. It is easy to do. It is also free to all alumni. You do not need to be a member of the NMU Alumni Association.

Are all NMU alumni listed on the Northern Network?

  • Yes. There are currently more than 60,000 alumni currently listed in the Northern Network. According to our privacy policy, the basic information reported for all NMU alumni is similar to a printed directory; individual's name, class year, degree and major. You may elect to share additional information by updating your profile.

Are current NMU students included in the Northern Network?

  •  Students who attain Junior status are eligible to be included. They need to contact the NMU Alumni Association to register.

How can I use the Northern Network to find a job?

  • If you are interested in locating job postings for a specific company, input the company's name in the key word search box. Search the results to see if anyone in our network works for the company. If someone in our network already works for the company, you may contact him/her directly.
  • Post your resume in your business profile.
  • Look for NMU alumni in the network who have indicated they are willing to talk to others about career information and use them as a resource. 

How can I use the Northern Network to find a friend from college?

First, type the individual's name in the key word search box. Use full name; nicknames are not included in our database. If the keyword search does not produce the contact you are looking for, try the advanced search function using more detailed criteria including class year and major.

May I choose how much personal information to share?

Yes. This is one of the best features of the Northern Network. To manage your privacy settings, click on "My Profile" and then "Privacy". This menu will allow you to select who will be able to see your information. You may share as much or as little as you wish.

Questions not answered here should be directed to the Northern Network.