What's happening at the SSC this December. Photo includes lights and snowflakes.


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’re here to help you achieve success.

Discover What’s New

Goals Month

Do you #gotgoals? Join us in January for a month of goals-themed events and workshops to help you start the new year on the right track.

Research and Writing Week

Start off the semester strong with Research and Writing Week’s featured appointments and workshops, offered January 27–30. Take advantage of these services to help you start your scariest assignments of the term.

Volunteer Tax Squad Program

We’re recruiting volunteers for the Tax Squad Program! This is a great opportunity to get valuable experience and help people in your community with their taxes. No experience is required.

Thanks again for all you are doing to help our students! I have heard many positive comments about your workshops and some of our students are already applying some of what they have learned. That's the mark of success!

McMaster University Faculty Member

Did you know?

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We have academic coaches in the Learning Commons, Monday to Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The Career Planning Group is an opportunity to learn more about your strengths. We highly recommend it for second-year students. Register on OSCARplus.

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Through our Final Year Recruitment Program, you can potentially have your first job after graduation offered to you in December.

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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Image of Manveetha holding a green water bottle in her left hand and placing a letter into a box with the text "MSU Horizons". There is also a watermark on the bottom right with the text "Horizons".

Dear First-Year Me

I was recently looking at pictures from when I attended the Horizons Leadership Conference in 2014 and was reminiscing about my first year in university. I remember writing a letter to myself before I had started my undergrad during the conference in which I gave myself some advice for the next couple of years.

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Photo of Rachelle Scheepers in Denmark. There are beautiful buildings in the background.

Embarking on Exchange!

As it gets closer and closer to your date of departure, you get more and more of this excited yet nervous feeling in your stomach. It almost does not feel real, like you cannot actually believe you are leaving Canada for 6 months and living in an entirely different continent, let alone country.

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.