The Student Success Centre website will be periodically unavailable beginning Tuesday February 20 at 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the following day.


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.

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Take Our Annual Survey

To celebrate five years of running our annual survey, we are giving away three $500 prepaid VISA gift cards! To be entered to win, take our 7 minute survey and let us know how we are doing. The survey results are essential for helping us measure our impact.

SSC After Hours

Get work done.

Space to study, help with assignments, and fuel to keep you motivated – we think this is the perfect combo to get work done after a week away from Mac! Those who register will have access to quiet and group study space on March 1. Pizza included!

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CFMU: Becoming a Welcome Week Rep

Michelle from the Student Success Centre was on the CFMU. In this segment, she and her student spoke about Welcome Week and becoming a Rep! This episode discussed the strategic priorities and ways we ensure an inclusive student experience.

The workshops are actually helpful.

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Did you know?

We have a Tip Sheets page that includes advice on how to get through your essays and exams.

Volunteering is not just good for your career, it’s good for academics, too. Check out the Volunteer Board in GH 110!

Attend the Connect to Careers Job Fair? Follow up with employers on LinkedIn to show your interest in their organization.

From the Blogs

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

Water Cooler Gossip, The Mac Student Experience Blog. Logo.

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Must-Dos Before Winter Ends

Sometimes it’s nice to find some distraction and sometimes it’s nice to do that while tasting wine. So, whether you’re looking for a way to beat the February blues or just something fun to do, this list is for you. First on the list: visit the Gage Park Greenhouse (or the McMaster Greenhouse). What better way to escape the cold harsh reality of the winter season than by visiting a lovely greenhouse? The Gage Park greenhouse offers over 18,000 square feet of beautiful flowers and plants that are grown all year round.

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Willow’s Place

Last semester, I completed a volunteer placement at Willow’s Place as a part of my requirement for the SOCSCI 3EL3 Leadership through Experiential Learning – a course led by McMaster’s Social Science Experiential Education Office. Although I completed this course last term, I continue to volunteer at Willow’s Place! Willow’s Place is a safe place for women identified persons where visitors have the opportunity to realize their potential, rights and available resources.

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.