Career Counselling and Job Search

Every career journey is different; in fact, the journey begins before you arrive at McMaster and continues through your experience in university, both in and outside of the classroom. Our career counsellors can collaborate with you to make career, education, and life decisions and our career advisors are here to coach you in your job search and further education options.

Career Planning Notebook

Download the Career Planning Notebook, developed by our career counsellors and team.

Career Planning Notebook


Student and employer connecting at a job fair.

Online Job Fair: Volunteer, Part-Time and Summer Opportunities

Online Job Fair: Volunteer, Part-Time and Summer Opportunities Event

Connect with employers and volunteer organizations to get hired and get experience It’s not too late to get a job...

Students connecting with employer at Connect to Careers Job Fair.

Connect to Careers Job Fair

Connect to Careers Job Fair Event

Registration is now open! What’s Connect to Careers all about? Well, it’s all in the name. It’s an opportunity to connect...

student and employer

Employment Connections: Final-Year Students and New Grads

Employment Connections: Final-Year Students and New Grads Event

Wondering how to get a job after you graduate? We can help with that! Final-year students and new grads: We’re...

January Reset

January Reset Event

Imagine, plan and achieve your goals this new year. These events and resources can help. We asked you to vote...


Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) can help you overcome barriers in your employment and career development. The CAPS team will collaborate with you to develop an individualized plan that respects and considers your intersectionality, academic path and hopes for the future.

We can help with workplace accommodations, guidance on how and when to disclose a disability and more. Plus, our CAPS employer team has connections with inclusive employers and community partners to support your career development and workplace transition.

How we can help

  • Career counselling
  • Job search coaching
  • Equitable and inclusive jobs and opportunities
  • Workplace accommodations and transition
  • Disability disclosure
  • Education planning
  • Experiential learning and skill development

Our Career Planning Notebook, developed by our career counsellors and team, will guide you to:

  • Reflect on your interests and identify your personal skills
  • Explore your career and education options
  • Connect with people and opportunities
  • Develop skills and gain experience

OSCARplus is an online platform you can use to engage with Student Success Centre services. These services include events, appointments and workshops to support your academic, personal and professional development and success.

On the career counselling and job search end, some highlights of OSCARplus include:

  • Appointments
  • Workshop and event registration
  • Volunteer and job postings (we add new opportunities every week!)

Making informed career decisions requires research. During this process, you may find out that the realities of certain industries or positions differ from your expectations or assumptions. Here are some recommended resources to help you go beyond Google in your research.

We also recommend checking out the Career Decision-Making section of our website for ideas. In particular, Career Conversations and the Going Beyond Google sections.