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Take on Local, National & Global Issues

Spend your next Reading Break thinking beyond the classroom. Create positive social change and sign-up for MacServe Reading Week, a one-week community service program. Read about this year’s locations.


Tackle Your Deadlines

Are you struggling with procrastination? Do you need a place to study? Join us on November 3 for a late night of studying, workshops, motivation, and prizes. Register early for pizza and a chance to win $50 at the Campus Store.


Explore Your Career Options

Not sure what your career options are or if you’re in the right program? Considering further education? Explore your options and join us for a day of career assessments, exercises, and more! Register on OSCARplus for only $25!

I like how personalized the service is at the SSC. They really take the time to answer your questions. I didn’t feel rushed and I didn’t feel intimidated to ask for any help.

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Did You Know?

We have 35+ employers hosting Company Information Sessions. These are professional events that feature employers interested in hiring McMaster students. That’s right. We’ve got you.

Countless studies show that experiential learning can actually help improve academic performance. These activities can also build resilience and improve our overall health and wellness. Amazing right?

Organizations often prefer tweeting their news and opportunities. To help you stay in the know, we share career and employment articles, tips, and opportunities using the hashtag, #mactalkscareers.

From the Blogs

Well, if you are going to procrastinate, we recommend you do it here.

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Personal Sign Off

I wanted to share one final thing I learned during my time at university. University is a time to learn and grow. Each day we are given that chance to make our mark and continue the marathon that leads towards the life we dream of creating. It is about creating the life of our choosing. It is as much about academics as it is about learning independence, finding our people, and discovering who we are and what type of person we want to be. Read more.

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The MacServe Series: Welcome Inn

Since MacServe Day of Learning – a day in which students have the opportunity to go out into the city and participate in service placements with local community partners and reflect on/discuss community issues – is happening on September 24th this year, we decided to spotlight a few of the organizations in Hamilton that we’ve had an opportunity to partner with previously and interview some of the staff members and volunteers of these spaces! Read more.

Featured Resources

  Peer Tutoring Network

Need a tutor or want to be a tutor? The McMaster Peer Tutoring Network provides connections between students and peer tutors.

  Interview Stream

Practice Interviewing. Anytime. Anywhere with InterviewStream. This is a free resource for McMaster students. Simply login to get started.

  Alumni & Partners Advisor Network

Get advice, coaching and information from more than 550 mentors who have “been there, done that.” Free access to resume critiques, mock interviews, career conversations and webinars.

International Student Services

ISS provides support for international students and internationally-minded Canadian students at McMaster University to promote an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive community with a shared purpose: the student experience. Services include: UHIP insurance, help with immigration matters, MacAbroad, transition and academic success.

Mac’s Money Centre

Invested in your financial wellness, Mac’s Money Centre has been developed for you, the students, to enhance your money management skills.  Explore the resources and services available to provide you with the knowledge and abilities to make informed financial decisions.

Alumni Career Services

The Student Success Centre and McMaster Alumni Association/Office of Alumni Advancement are pleased to offer continuing opportunities for McMaster alumni to stay connected with the university. Whether you are a recent graduate in career transition or an established professional looking to share your knowledge and experience, discover the opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

Employer & Community Partners

With an international reputation for innovative educational programming, McMaster prepares students with the technical, creative and interpersonal skills required to excel and achieve success. Connect with McMaster to meet your organizational needs.