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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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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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Kickstart Your Career.

Get inspired at the Kickstart Your Career Conference on May 16, presented in partnership by us and the McMaster Alumni Association. This conference is an opportunity to connect with alumni who recently went through the job search.

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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.

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

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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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The Planned Happenstance Project: Barkhaa Talat.

Take advantage of all you have and really open up the conversation about not having it all figured out. Many people do not want to think about the possibility of not getting the acceptance they want or having their goals achieved, but it’s better to come to terms with it now than later. I can’t stress enough how it’s okay to not know what you want to do for the rest of your life. Exploring your options is very important.

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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 room in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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.