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

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’re here to help you achieve success.

Discover What’s New


Volunteer Tax Squad Program

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


Writing Contest

Submissions are now open for the SSC Writing Contest! Get creative and share your perspective on the “sustain” theme for a chance to win $50, $100 or $150 to the Campus Store. Submissions are due on or before February 13, 2020.


Connect to Careers Job Fair

Connect to Careers is happening March 5 at FirstOntario Centre. With many employers and opportunities to explore, you could find your next position at Connect to Careers. Prepare for success by registering for a job fair workshop on OSCARplus.

I left my appointment at the SSC feeling like I had been more productive in 45 minutes than in a regular four hour block of homework time.

McMaster University Student

Did you know?

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For students using the Undergrad Peer Tutoring Network, the first five sessions per semester are subsidized. Students only pay an $8 hourly rate.

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The first 100 undergraduate students to complete the Student Success Challenge will win $100 to the Campus Store.

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Join the Volunteer Tax Squad to develop professional skills and gain experience.

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.