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For more information email (Manager of Dining Services’ Employment Operations and Training) at stemp@nmu.edu.

General Information


Our Dining Services staff is a highly motivated group of individuals working as a team to provide guests with service that exceeds their expectations. We employ over 500 students each semester with a total student payroll of nearly $1,000,000 per year. We offer competitive pay with wages ranging from $9.45 to $10+ an hour.

In addition, you are given an opportunity for advancement based upon your work performance. Many of our student employees work in our department their entire college career and advance from Kitchen Attendant to Student Leader. What a great addition to a job resume!

There are many other advantages to working in Dining Services. We work around your class schedule, you get to meet a lot of great people, and there is no need for transportation with a job on campus.


Flexible schedule | Advancement opportunities with pay increase | Discounted meals
Learn organizational and time management skills | Make new friends

FAQ? +

How Do I apply?

Click the button below to go to our available positions & apply online.

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Do I need to have previous experience in the food industry?

Prior experience is great, but not necessary.  We will provide you with training and set you up for success.

What qualifies me as a “student” for work purposes?

You must be enrolled for 6 or more credits and be able to provide the employment office with a picture ID and proof of citizenship.

If I am hired, is it for the whole year?

Not necessarily. Employment continuing from semester to semester largely relies on your attendance and your performance.

What should I bring to the employment office when filling out hiring paperwork?

You must present a picture ID (NMU ID, drivers license, or valid U.S. passport) and proof of citizenship (social security card, birth certificate, or valid U.S. passport.) Please note all documents must be ORIGINAL COPIES – not a copy or scan.  Click Here to learn more about acceptable forms of ID required to complete your employment paperwork.

What is the procedure for getting work authorization? (International Students only)

If you are an International Student hired at Dining Services you must call and make an appointment with the Dining Employment office, to complete your work authorization paperwork. We can be reached at 906-227-2496. We work directly with Angie Maki at International Programs to ensure students complete all necessary paperwork.

Training Info

As an employee you will have opportunities for paid training in a variety of styles including:

On-the-job training

  • Cash Register Training
  • Chemical Training
  • Station Training

Classroom training

  • Allergen Training
  • ServSafe Food and Alcohol Training
  • Emergency Evacuation Procedures Training

Electronic training

  • Food Handling Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Customer Service Training

Current Employees

Visit the Dining Services Student Employment Website to upload your class schedule, view your evaluations, and find information on policies, procedures, and training.

Visit Ultratime to view your weekly hours.



Dining Service’s employees follow a set of core values embodied by the acronym P.L.E.A.S.E.

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Contact Us

Email: stemp@nmu.edu
Phone: 906-227-2522
Address: Cohodas, Marquette, MI 49855, Office: Room 203

Manpreet Chandi

“I like working at Northern Lights Dining because it’s convenient; I don’t  have to leave the building to go to work and they work with my schedule.  The staff are all friendly and cooperative too!”