NAU alumni career development
Harness the power of being a Lumberjack
As an NAU alumni, your unique NAU experience has given you a foundation on which to build strong ties that enhance your professional and personal accomplishments. When you combine the talent and expertise of NAU graduates, you gain a powerful professional network capable of influencing success in any industry. We are building this dynamic Lumberjack network for you to access at your fingertips.
Steps you can take as an NAU alumni to enhance your professional network
A handshake is the ultimate online recruitment platform. It is a great way for employers to hire Lumberjack alumni and for Lumberjack alumni to find internships or employment. This comprehensive career search database has opportunities specifically posted for current students and NAU alumni. Get started today at nau.edu/handshake.
Attend a career-coaching workshop with NAU Career Development. As an NAU alumni, you can evaluate your strengths, interests, and values to help you navigate your next career path. Have the experts review your resume and cover letter and build your confidence as a former Lumberjack by participating in a mock interview. Additional workshop information for NAU alumni coming soon.
Participate in a career and internship expo. There are multiple opportunities for NAU alumni to connect with employers throughout the year at the Flagstaff campus and in partnership with other locations. Upcoming event details coming soon.
NAU alumni add to the vitality of our communities
Recent data from the Arizona Department of Economic Security shows that collectively, NAU graduates since 1990 working in Arizona earned more than $3.5 billion in calendar year 2016. In the first full year of employment after earning an NAU graduate degree, NAU alumni saw an increase of more than 15 percent in their median wages over what a similar graduate degree holder earned just four years ago. Also, more university alumni are immediately finding work after their time at NAU: More than 82 percent of the Arizona residents who graduated from NAU with a bachelor’s degree in 2016 were employed in our state that year – a new record for post-graduation employment rates.