Employer Internship Toolkit - Why NMU



We are a regional comprehensive university of approximately 9,000 students, offering 180 degree programs. The most popular majors are art and design, nursing, education, criminal justice and biology. Degrees range from the doctor of nursing practice to masters, bachelors, associate, certificate and diploma. NMU is the second most affordable of Michigan’s 15 public universities, and is the Upper Peninsula’s largest institution of higher education, one of its top five employers, with approximately 1,000 employees, and a major economic contributor to the region.

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NMU students are passionate and driven.  Around one-third of our students are involved in our nationally recognized leadership programs —Superior Edge and the Student Leader Fellowship Program. They put in about 300,000 volunteer hours each year, worth about $6.3 million (value determined by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics and calculated by Independent Sector). 

From students to faculty and staff, NMU is dedicated to the importance of community engagement and service learning opportunities as well.  We are one of about 300 higher education institutions in the nation to earn the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Our students and staff volunteer more than 100,000 hours in the community each year and partner with local groups through service learning courses.



The mission of NMU Career Services is to assist NMU students and alumni with career exploration and job placement concerns.

We provide 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.