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.

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#ExamCoffeeNeeded

We asked students to vote on where we should pop up on-campus. Based on Instagram votes, we will give out coffee in reuseable mugs at three different locations on-campus.

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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.

Need a summer job? Download the tip sheet.

Need a summer job?

Summer is a great opportunity to build skills, experience, and professional networks, all while making some money. Download our Summer Job Search Tips for ideas on how to get started.

I urge anyone out there to go check out the SSC and get prepared for university life!

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Did you know?

Did you know we have 101 Exam Tips to get you through April? Read them here.

For National Volunteer Week, we’re giving free coffees in reuseable mugs at three different locations on-campus.

Hamilton Employment Crawl will be exploring creative industries in Hamilton this year!

From the Blogs

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

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End of the Term

As we all know, the end of the term is readily approaching. However, there’s no need to worry because you’ve done this before! I know it may seem insurmountable, but you’ve just got to stay focused and keep what’s really important in mind: your success and freedom. I think it’s safe to say that we all want to do well and succeed, but in order to do so, we have to maintain a positive attitude and constantly work hard to achieve our goals. The end of the term can be stressful for many different reasons.

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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.