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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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Live, work and play in Hamilton.

Find out what makes Hamilton a great city to live, work and play at the Hamilton Employment Crawl, happening on April 2. Connect with employers who take action and build community.

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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.

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Get feedback on your writing.

Take advantage of our Undergrad Writing Centre, which offers support at any stage of your writing process. Students can book up to 10 free appointments per semester.

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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Getting ready for exams? We have workshops you can sign up for on OSCARplus.

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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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Global experiences can make your job application more competitive. Learn more 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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The Planned Happenstance Project: Ananya Sharma.

At the end of the day, you have to try. I know it’s so much easier to say than do because you get into that thought process… What if I don’t get in? What if I fail? What if no one accepts me? What if I never find anything? It’s just a loop. The thing is, these are all just “what ifs.” There’s a whole other side to them. What if you do get in? What if you get into the program you wanted to? You have to consider the other side, too.

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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.