What's happening at the SSC this November. Image includes Fall leaves and poppies.What's happening at the SSC this November. Image includes Fall leaves and poppies.
November is Financial Literacy Month. This month's theme is Dream Big! The photo shows the theme with a sleeping sheep graphic.November is Financial Literacy Month. This month's theme is Dream Big! The photo shows the theme with a sleeping sheep graphic.
Web banner that says McMaster Exchange Program. This includes a photo of a student at the University of Leeds. Text includes: With over 75 partnership agreements around the world, the McMaster Exchange Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for students seeking a global experience.Web banner that says McMaster Exchange Program. This includes a photo of a student at the University of Leeds. Text includes: With over 75 partnership agreements around the world, the McMaster Exchange Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for students seeking a global experience.

Welcome

Thanks for stopping by! Your academic, personal and professional success is important to us and likely important to you too; otherwise you wouldn’t have landed on our site. From the time you accept your offer of admission up to ten years after graduation, the SSC will provide the services, programs and resources that are needed to help you achieve your immediate and future goals. So take the time to browse our site, or drop by and visit us in Gilmour Hall 110, we look forward to helping you achieve success.

Discover What’s New

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Achieve your dreams (quicker thank you think!)

After filling up TwelvEighty last year, we’re bringing them back: join us on Thursday, November 22 for an evening of straight up advice from The Globe and Mail’s financial experts. We’ll be giving out signed books (for the first 75 people who enter the event), swag, and food!

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Become a Tutor.

Gain experience, help your fellow Marauders, receive professional training, and earn money by becoming a Tutor for the Undergrad Peer Tutoring Network. This network connects McMaster undergrad students with accessible, affordable and quality tutoring.

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Want to be a teacher?

Figuring out your application? Want to know what it’s really like to teach? Chat online with McMaster Alumni working in the education sector and get your questions answered. This online chat will take place on Wednesday, November 21.

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.

McMaster University Student

Did you know?

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Stressed about midterms? We have workshops and other services you can sign up for on OSCARplus.

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For International Education Week, we have six McMaster students from six countries taking over our Instagram Stories. Follow MacSSC here!

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We have funding to support global experiences. Learn more about how you can get started by visiting our Global Experience page.

From the Blogs

Well, if you are going to procrastinate, we recommend you do it here. We’ve got two blogs. Stories From The Arch shares stories of McMaster students on-campus and in the Hamilton community, told through the perspective of a new student blogger each year. Stories From Abroad captures student experiences from across the globe.


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Putting McMaster on the Map

Being at a big university, in the past, I’ve felt as though my experiences as a student and those small contributions I’ve made at the University through my experiences outside of the classroom don’t have a large-scale impact. Attending the Town Hall made me realize just how important my experiences are in creating a global community here at McMaster.

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What I Learned While Studying Abroad

Upon returning from a 5-month semester abroad in beautiful Switzerland at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, it is only sinking in now how many incredible experiences I had while living abroad. I find it ironic that it was a semester to “study” abroad but most of my learnings came from outside of the classroom. The term “study abroad”, I believe, is really about self-discovery and embracing new cultures.

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.

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.

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.

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.