What's happening at the SSC this October.
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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.

Discover What’s New

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Up to $23,500 to study and work abroad.

For one year, immerse yourself in another culture to learn the language, enhance your academics, and gain employment experience that will develop your curiosity, grit, resilience, and understanding of the world around you. The McCall MacBain International Fellowships make this possible.

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Schools and Programs now listed!

Are you thinking about furthering your education beyond your degree? Attend the Continuing Education Fair and meet with representatives from programs you’re interested in close to home and across the globe.

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Shine new light on your writing.

Whether it’s a fully drafted assignment, essay outline, or even scrap pieces of notes that don’t fully make sense just yet, we offer writing assistance that can help you achieve your writing goals.

I like how personalized the service is at the SSC. They really take the time to answer your questions. I didn’t feel rushed and I didn’t feel intimidated to ask for any help.

McMaster University Student

Did you know?

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First year students can bring a copy of their high school essays to the Undergrad Writing Centre to get feedback on their writing.

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Get ready for the Fall term with our #GetWithTheFlow digital campaign, which features weekly themes and giveaways. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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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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Manveetha’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Time is really flying by! Tomorrow is the first official day of Fall and I can’t believe that it’s almost the end of the September. By now the excitement of Welcome Week has died down and with coursework piling on, the reality of the school year has set in. And on top of all of this, Reading Week is only two weeks away, which means that midterm season is right around the corner and it’s time to start preparing yourself for those long nights of studying and/or writing essays. So, here are some study tips that I’ve learned over the past few years through trial and error.

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Ontario/Rhône-Alpes Summer Research Program

I am currently writing this while flying over the Atlantic Ocean on my way back home to Canada after spending the past 3 months living in Lyon, France. I had the privilege of participating in the Ontario Rhône-Alpes (ORA) Summer Research Program which gave me the opportunity to work abroad in a structural biochemistry lab overseas. With a scholarship of $1500 given to me by the ORA program and a monthly stipend of 560€ from the lab, I was able to spend my weekdays gaining valuable lab experience and my weekends dedicated to exploring Europe – it was truly the most amazing experience!

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.