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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.


Virtual Fairs

During the Fall Semester, the Construction Management & Technology Career Fair (September 24) and the Fall Semester Job Fair (October 21) will be held virtually on Handshake. 

For help navigating virtual fairs (before, during and after the event), click here:  Students  |  Employers


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. 


New Students

Looking for a job while attending NMU? Check out Handshake - our job-posting system!  Once you have registered for classes, we will create an account for you associated with your NMU email address.  Please allow 3-5 business days for this to happen.  To access your account, log into MyNMU and click on 'Handshake' under the 'Student Services' tab. 

Looking for a job before you've registered for classes? Find NMU (and UP) jobs on Twitter

Click here for more information on Handshake, jobs, applications, and more. 

Know what documents are required before you're hired.  (Remember you'll need original copies to prove your identity!)


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. 

<a href="http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/workshops">Career-oriented workshops</a> brought to you by Career Services and the Student Leader Fellowship Program in the Skill Builder Workshop Series.  These workshops are available for free to current students and alumni!  This semester we will hold an in-person and virtual workshop for each topic.<a href="https://nmu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/18796/student_preview?token=Q275XwPfb3mR5kc0RviYkj_Khf9xkc6e1RwO5p1B740xj_owTEdaLQ">Fox Cities Days</a> will be held virtually on Thursday, October 15 in Handshake. Discover YOUR future in the Fox Cities (Wisconsin)! Premium employers from the Fox Cities region will be on hand to talk about your interests, abilities and goals for Fox Cities Days VIRTUAL 2020! This <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/fall-job-fair">fair</a> will be held virtually on October 21, 2020.  This is an opportunity for employers to share information with NMU students about a wide range of career possibilities including part-time, full-time, summer jobs and internships..Students and Alum!  Did you know attending a job fair could win you a prize?    Select one of our fairs in Handshake and click on the +Join Event button.  Then check in at the fair and 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 information sessions/tables. 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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