What's happening at the SSC this December. Photo includes lights and snowflakes.What's happening at the SSC this December. Photo includes lights and snowflakes.
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.

Notice

The Student Success Centre is closed on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Drop-ins are closed on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, but will otherwise be available during exam season.

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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Join us at Winter Wonderland.

Are you an international or incoming exchange student? Our annual Winter Wonderland formal is happening on Saturday, December 1. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Student Success Centre (GH 110), Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Become a Tutor.

Gain experience, help your fellow Marauders, receive professional training, and earn money by becoming a Tutor for the Undergrad Peer Tutoring Network. This network connects McMaster undergrad students with accessible, affordable and quality tutoring.

Volunteer with purpose

Volunteer this Winter.

Have you thought about volunteering over the Winter Break? Now is the time to make a plan and find out where there might be volunteer hours available. Book an appointment through Volunteer Connections or check out our postings on OSCARplus.

I love the Student Success Centre Staff! They are welcoming, supportive, and are there to help students achieve their full potential.

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Did you know?

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Stressed about midterms? We have workshops and other services you can sign up for on OSCARplus.

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For International Education Week, we have six McMaster students from six countries taking over our Instagram Stories. Follow MacSSC here!

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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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When Life Gets Stressful, Go to a Concert

Do you ever just experience one minor inconvenience and then feel like everything is falling apart? I lost my card holder with my student card and bus pass on my way home from my night class. I didn’t want to wait for the bus, so I decided to walk even though it was really windy. But, when I got home and checked my pocket, where I thought I had my student card and bus pass, I realized I had lost it.

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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.