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Career Services

Career Services seeks to assist NMU students and alumni with career exploration and job placement concerns. It provides resources and services focused on assisting students with career placement and career decision-making activities linking NMU students and alumni with potential employers, teaching effective job-search strategies and providing supportive information and resources to faculty and staff in addressing the career-related concerns of students.

Did You Know? 

  • NMU employs approximately 1,600 students! 
  • The departments with the most student employees: Dining Services, Athletics, and Housing & Residence Life. 

Join the other 1,600 students and get a job on-campus: Log in to Handshake via MyNMU to see open positions. 



Handshake is Career Services' all-in-one web system. For students and alumni, it's where you can search and apply for job opportunities 24/7. You can also host and manage resumes, cover letters and more. For employers, it's possible to post and manage multiple job openings. For pre-orientation students (not yet registered for classes), open on-campus jobs and other jobs in the U.P. can be viewed by visiting our Twitter: www.twitter.com/NMUCareerServic or follow us at @NMUCareerServic 

Visit Handshake


Other Services Offered

Career Services wants to help students succeed. In addition to the Handshake listings, we also offer a number of job-search workshops, job fairs, on-campus recruiting and more. Learn about all Career Services programs and opportunities.  If you've got a question - chat with us!  Look for the green tab in the lower right. 


New Students

Looking for a job while attending NMU? Questions about Federal Work-Study jobs? Questions about Handshake? Click here for answers to these questions and more



Walk-In Hours

If you are in need of some quick career advice or have a resume you need reviewed soon, consider dropping by the office during our walk-in hours.  Beginning on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, we will have regularly scheduled walk-in hours with our Assistant Director.  Below is the schedule.  As always, if these times don't work, you may always call our office to set up an appointment. 

Mondays 1 - 3 PM
Tuesdays 2 - 4 PM 
Fridays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM



*Walk-in Hours will be adjusted as follows: 
Tuesday, December 4: 3 - 4 PM
Friday, December 7: 10 AM - 12 PM
No walk-in hours on Tuesday, December 11

Career-orientated workshops geared towards helping students and alumni sharpen their interview skills, create awesome resumes, prep for job fairs and more!  More details <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/workshops">herePre-register to attend any job fair for a chance to win a prize!  Go to any of our job fairs in Handshake and click on the +Join Event button.  Once you check into the event, your name will be placed into the prize drawing.  Good luck!<a href="http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/resources#Career Development Guide">The Career Development Guide</a> includes resume building tools, samples of all application documents, tips for preparing for a job fair and more. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/sampleresumes">See more sample resumes</a>

Quick Links

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On-Campus Recruiting

Local, regional and national organizations often visit campus to recruit students. Learn more about which organizations will be on campus conducting interviews and/or informational sessions. This list is often updating with upcoming sessions.

Career Servicescareers@nmu.edu906-227-2800

For the latest job openings within the Upper Peninsula, follow us on Twitter.

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