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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The Ignite Program

Ignite Program for International Students

We’re offering a first year pre-orientation program designed for international students. This program is a chance to make friends and connect with supports at McMaster University.

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Smart Collaboration. Shared purpose.

We’re participating in 100 in 1 Day, a movement that celebrates our impact. Join us on Saturday, June 2, as we open our doors to the Hamilton community.

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Our services are still available.

Classes might be over, but Student Success Centre is still available throughout the summer. Appointments are still available for careers and money coaching, as well as career drop-ins.

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Our McMaster Class of 2022 are receiving their acceptance letters!

We’re opening our doors for 100 in 1 Day, a global movement that celebrates how we interact with our city.

We have Tip Sheets to help with your career. Check out our Tip Sheets page.

From the Blogs

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

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Time to Sign-Off!

My position as blogger for the Student Success Centre was way more than I expected it to be. Not only did it help add a different flavor of creativity to my days, but it also challenged me to stay organized, punctual, and develop my own writing skills. As I reflect back on my experience as SSC blogger, I had a lot of fun thinking of new content ideas and developing them into something worth reading. All in all, if you found even one post helpful or interesting, then I can call that an accomplishment!

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To those who are leaving the campus, we tip our hats off to you. To those of who still have a couple more years being a part of this community, we cannot stress the importance of grabbing those hands-on opportunities. We encourage you to apply your academic knowledge and explore beyond the Westdale-Ainslie Grove bubble. Grab your binoculars, break free and POP that bubble! You may be surprised what you may discover about yourself. It’s been real, friends. Keep bubble popping!

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.