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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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Attend the Online Volunteer and Job Fair.

Thinking about getting work or volunteer experience this summer? We have 39 organizations attending this year’s Online Volunteer and Job Fair! Drop-in online on May 2, anytime between 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Submit your taxes by April 30.

Did you know that doing your taxes as a student means you may get money back? We have Drop-In and Do-It-Yourself tax clinics available on-campus and in the Hamilton community to help you file correctly and on-time.

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Interested in a global experience?

As part of the Global Experience Program, we have developed a Global Experience Award: students can receive up to $2,000 to support international experiential learning opportunities, which includes work, doing research, and volunteering abroad.

I am so grateful for the services provided by the Student Success Centre.

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Did you know?

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We’re popping up three times this exam season with free coffee and travel mugs. Follow @MacSSC on Instagram to find out where we’ll pop up next!

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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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Did you know we provide 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: Olamide Ilori.

I realized that the university curriculum is very different from that of high school and to succeed I must change a few of the habits I had coming in. I came back in second semester being my own competition and motivated more than ever to get myself back up from the slump I was in. I felt like the testing methods were a barrier and that multiple choice was not for me. I had to find new ways to understand the information. 

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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.