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


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Connect to Careers Job Fair

Connect to Careers Job Fair Event

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Work on Campus: Summer Job Fair

Work on Campus: Summer Job Fair Event

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January Reset

January Reset Event

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Online Volunteer and Job Fair

Online Volunteer and Job Fair Event

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Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) are for students and alumni who identify as a member of an equity-deserving group or have barriers to employment.

Equity-deserving groups include people who experience discrimination and social barriers that prevent them from receiving equal access to services and opportunities. Some equity-deserving groups include women; racialized persons; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; persons with disabilities; and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

The CAPS team provides individualized support to assist with all aspects of career development including exploration, preparation and the building of skills and confidence. Our services are flexible and adaptable. Whether you’d like to chat over the phone or online through Zoom, Skype, email or another platform that works for you, we’re here to help. Email us ( or book an appointment on OSCARplus > CAPS > Appointments.

If you have an accommodation need to book an appointment, please email Should you require any materials sent in an alternate/accessible format, please advise.

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.