Finding a Job

[Handshake]   [Spotting a Scam]   [Resources]   [Jobs at NMU]   [Title IX]

Working part-time while you pursue your degree is an excellent way to earn money.  It also allows you to develop skills and a work history that will be important once you graduate from NMU.  In addition to part-time jobs, Career Services receives thousands of full-time job postings each year for NMU graduates to consider.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate/4 credits graduate) to be a student employee.

Students are permitted to work only 20 hours per week during the academic year if they work on campus.


Handshake allows you to easily search through these full-time and part-time jobs, 24/7.

First-time Handshake Users and Current/Existing Users: Log into MyNMU and click on 'Handshake' under the 'Student Services' tab.

Click here to download on-campus job applications

You may find job postings for Dining Services, the Educational Access Network, and the HelpDesk at

For helpful information regarding Handshake, Student Employment, Federal Work-Study, Career Development, and more - click here

[Spotting a Scam]

In the NMU Career Services office, we do our best to screen each job posting for legitimacy.  However, job scammers get more creative every day, and some may slip past us.  As you are conducting your job search, please be alert and use the following as guidelines to keep your personal and financial information safe and confidential.

  1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. A little research goes a long way.  Visit the company website, and perform a web search of the company name and other information listed to see if information is returned regarding known scams.  Is the same position listed elsewhere online, and on the company’s official website? 
  3. Are you able to speak with anyone in the organization?  Is the phone number consistent with the address location; does the email address seem official or is it a personal account?
  4. Do not provide any financial information when applying for a job; this includes any bank account information or credit card numbers.  There should be no requests for money or fees associated with a job application.
  5. Withhold your social security number and other personal identification information until you are certain the job offer is legitimate.
  6. Be very skeptical of job offers that do not include an interview of some kind. 
  7. If you feel that a job posting is a scam, please contact us.

For more information on how to spot job scams, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website here: or read this article on


Download a Resource Guide for Internships, Co-Ops and Summer Jobs.

Visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect to view jobs in Michigan.

To search open positions in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, visit

Check out our extensive list of career resource links

International students can find employment information here.

[Jobs at NMU]

Career opportunities at Northern Michigan University are coordinated by the Human Resources Department. Individuals interested in working at NMU are encouraged to visit Human Resources’ Employment Opportunities page.  Questions about these jobs should be directed to Human Resources at: (906) 227-2330 or    

Want a job within a specific department at NMU, but don't see a job posted on Handshake? Click here for a list of all of the departments and their contact information so that you may contact them directly.

For a list of documents that are required upon being hired at NMU, please click here.

Click here to download on-campus job applications

International students can find employment information here.

Check out our "Finding a Job" Prezi for some great help!    

[Title IX]

Northern Michigan University is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment free from discrimination. NMU supports the Title IX* federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including: gender based discrimination, pregnancy and parenting discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, voyeurism, and any other conduct of a sexual nature that is nonconsensual.

Title IX covers any area where an NMU student is assigned for placement (e.g. student teaching) and/or participates in an internship arranged or initiated by the University, during their term at NMU. 


The University cares about you.  If you believe you are experiencing or experienced sex discrimination, in a university or non-university sponsored placement and/or internship, please report.  The University has resources and support information available for you.


To report, please contact:

Complaints against employees, applicants, and third parties
Janet Koski
Director of Equal Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
105 Cohodas Building

Complaints against students
Mary Brundage
Associate Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
2001 Hedgcock

Public Safety and Police Services
158 Services Building


* Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."