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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

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Hamilton: One Site at a Time

For the first time ever, International Student Services will be offering Hamilton: One Site at a Time, a series of events that bring students together over the summer. Events will be offered monthly from May to July.

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Planning to attend Mac this Fall?

We’ve updated our first-year orientation page for incoming McMaster students to include some of our summer programs and events. We will be updating this page throughout the summer, so make sure to check back!

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Interested in a global experience?

The summer is a great time to participate in the Global Experience Program, which includes work, doing research, and volunteering abroad. Learn more about the benefits by checking out our global experience page.

If you want a successful start to your university career, or you want to improve or develop your skills, please come to the Student Success Centre. They can help. At first, I was hesitant to go, but I gained many skills that helped me succeed at McMaster.

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Did you know?

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We provide academic programming for incoming students before they arrive to McMaster in the Fall.

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Risk taking, curiosity, optimism, flexibility, and persistence are attitudes that can help create opportunities for yourself. Learn more through The Planned Happenstance Project.

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We offer career services for up to ten years after you graduate! Learn more by visiting the website.

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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What I learned in my final year.

It’s been a couple of weeks since I officially finished my exams and final assignments. As this chapter of my life has come to an end, I’ve had some time to reflect on the past year. What I’ve come to realize is that even after four years of being at university, my fifth year offered me a lot of new learning lessons and opportunities for growth.

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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. For me, it did not feel real until I opened the door to my new residence.

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.