Careers

Person working on a laptop at a desk.

5 tips to overcome job search fatigue

Maintaining a healthy balance while searching for new employment can be overwhelming. As a student completing their second post-graduate certificate,...

Students at Forge event.

Operate and promote a successful side gig

Are you interested in starting your own side gig or entrepreneurial opportunity? It’s okay if you’re not sure how to...

Student at the Makerspace.

Creating a side gig: How to monetize your passion

You can invest your time to start a “side gig,” which is an entrepreneurial opportunity based on your interests. Follow...

Edwards Arch in winter.

Winter 2022 workshops

Workshops are online for the Winter 2022 term. The most updated listings are on OSCARplus under the Student Success Centre...

Student and hiring rep at career fair.

6 tips to help you job search with the bigger picture in mind

When I was an undergrad student, I took a part-time job in a shoe store. I expected to work long...

Ashley Huang

Let’s chat about resilience: Program decisions, planning and pandemic pets

What does resilience mean to you? To me, resilience means never giving up. Not giving up when things get hard,...

String mural by Brittany Forrest in L.R. Wilson Hall. Text reads "you are here."

It’s okay (and helpful) to talk about failure

Failure and setbacks impact us all. Resilience is what happens when we keep going in spite of these challenges.

Trees on campus during fall. Sun shining through leaves.

It’s possible

The Canadian Career Development Foundation’s Career Month theme this year is all about the fact that it’s possible, whatever "it"...

Students at Lyons New Media Centre.

8 key entrepreneurship terms you should know

If you're new to the world of entrepreneurship and business innovation, then there's a good chance you're not clued in...

Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Fostering global entrepreneurship at McMaster

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a collection of activities, competitions and events aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere...

Student networking online.

Debunking Fall Career Fair myths

If you're not sure if this event has anything for you, you might not have all the information. There are...

Frontier College logo

Supporting youth literacy and numeracy: An interview with Frontier College

Frontier College is a national charitable literacy organization that offers literacy and numeracy programs for children and youth. They’re also...

Student Success Centre mural

Finding a co-op with help from CAPS

Booking an appointment with CAPS was one of the best decisions I have made for my career... I didn’t know...

Students in a Teams meeting: Richa and Rachel.

Richa and Rachel discuss what makes a professional and why you shouldn’t restrict your path

I used to be in nursing in first-year. I absolutely loved it — amazing program at Mac. But then I...

Students in a Teams meeting: Allan and Jayco.

Allan and Jayco discuss collaboration and career management

I think the one [skill] that I've been forced to use and, as a result, develop is career management. I...

Students in a Teams meeting: Sharon and Maham.

Sharon and Maham discuss transferrable skills and the transfer student experience

Since I am a transfer student, it has been kind of like a culture shock in a way coming to...

Students in a Teams meeting: Richa and Stephanie.

Richa and Stephanie discuss campus employment and community engagement

Working for campus events — that is a job that I got because I thought it was gonna be fun....

Students in a Teams meeting: Allan and Tipu

Allan and Tipu discuss professionalism and cultural fluency

I think, in every group interaction that I've had here at McMaster, I've learned about putting together different views. In...

Students in SSC space. One student is sitting at a table, reviewing a tip sheet.

Choosing your Level II program

If you're in your second year, you're likely trying to decide which major to choose. Or, you may be thinking...

Ahad, SSC program support assistant

The importance of personal development

If life were predictable, there would be no excitement. I’ve often had to remind myself of this because plans seem...