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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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Welcome Home. Ignite Inspiration. Discover Your Potential.

The Welcome Week schedule is up!

It’s official: we’ve posted your first sneak peek of the 2018 Welcome Week schedule. Visit the Welcome Week website for more details!


SSC Academics: Online is now in session!

Nervous about University academics? Over the summer, we will be posting about ways to get ready for University. Check out SSC Academics: Online to learn more.

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We’ve got drop-ins.

Did you know we take academic drop-ins during the summer? Drop by GH 110 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The workshops are actually helpful.

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Did you know?

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Between summer orientation and Welcome Week, over 2,000 students participated in our first-year academic programming last summer.

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There’s lots to love about McMaster! We’re sharing some of McMaster’s hidden gems on our Instagram account this summer. Follow us here.

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Trying to figure out your career? Don’t know how to get started? We can help. We offer alumni career counselling for up to ten years after you graduate!

From the Blogs

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


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New Beginnings

I’m Manveetha Muddaluru, the new Stories From The Arch blogger! I recently finished my fourth year at Mac and will be entering my fifth year this fall. I started off my undergrad degree in the Life Sciences program, but I am now pursuing a degree in Communication Studies. If you would like to know more about my undergrad journey so far, you can read all about it in my LinkedIn Articles on transitioning into university and what I learned during my process of changing programs.


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How to Make your Exchange Last Forever

In June 2018 I returned from my exchange in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I had one of the best times of my life. While in Copenhagen, every time something amazing would happen, I would always assume that the details would stick in my mind forever, and that it would be impossible to forget. It was not until the very end of my exchange, when my friends and I were reminiscing about all the amazing moments we had shared, that I realized the value of writing it all down.

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.