What's happening at the SSC this October.What's happening at the SSC this October.

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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Further Education Fair

Are you thinking about furthering your education beyond your degree? Attend the Further Education Fair and meet with 70+ representatives from programs from across the globe.

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We’re taking appointments

The Undergrad Writing Centre is taking appointments for the Fall term. 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.

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Consider a global experience

The Global Experience Program is hosting information sessions throughout the Fall Term. Learn more about short and long-term opportunities to work, volunteer, or do research abroad, as well as how we can support you.

The workshops are actually helpful.

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Did you know?

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We have academic coaches in the Learning Commons, Monday to Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The Career Planning Group is an opportunity to learn more about your strengths. We highly recommend it for second-year students. Register on OSCARplus.

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This year, we had 2,800 attendees at the Fall Career Fair!

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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Dear First-Year Me

I was recently looking at pictures from when I attended the Horizons Leadership Conference in 2014 and was reminiscing about my first year in university. I remember writing a letter to myself before I had started my undergrad during the conference in which I gave myself some advice for the next couple of years.

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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.

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.