What's happening at the SSC this January. Photo includes fireworks.What's happening at the SSC this January. Photo includes fireworks.
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.
Connect to Careers advertisement that includes photos of young professionals connecting with employers. Connect to Careers takes place on February 5, 2019 and will have opportunities for full time, part time, co-op, and summer employment.Connect to Careers advertisement that includes photos of young professionals connecting with employers. Connect to Careers takes place on February 5, 2019 and will have opportunities for full time, part time, co-op, and summer employment.

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

Academic Skills and Writing Workshops

Accomplish your academic goals.

Did you procrastinate last term? Is there an academic skill you wish you could improve? January is the perfect time to reflect on your year so far and hone your skills. We’ve posted our workshops for the term on OSCARplus.

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Check out our new half-day conference!

The Own Your Career Conference, happening on Monday, January 28, is a unique professional opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with employers and community partners.

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Hamilton’s Largest Job Fair.

Now is the perfect time to prepare for Hamilton’s largest job fair, Connect to Careers, happening on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Opportunities will include: full-time, part-time, co-op and internships, and summer jobs.

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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Planning to set academic goals for the Winter term? We have workshops and other services you can sign up for on OSCARplus.

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2019’s writing contest theme is community. Learn more about the contest on our Undergrad Writing Centre page.

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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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Photos of five students we interviewed for the Planned Happenstance Project.

Introducing The Planned Happenstance Project.

Welcome back to a new semester Marauders! I’m excited to share some news about a project I got to work on last term as a Student Success Leader at the Student Success Centre. Working with a team of other students under the supervision of Kerri Latham, the undergraduate career counsellor, we gathered stories related to the academic and career journeys of McMaster undergraduate students from across campus.

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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.