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Students studying at Math Cafe.

5 strategies to improve your academic and personal well-being

"New term, new me." We've all said it before. And most of us have learned that sticking to our resolutions...

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.

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Financial literacy 101: Budgeting basics

You need to view your money for what it is — it’s simply a tool. You should use your money...

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...

Wilson Leaders

Changes are coming to the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award (WLSA)

The leadership experience award will now be open to more students Applications for the award open on September 8, 2021....

Samantha Li

Studying for success

Hey, Marauders! Welcome to our final post in the Academic Prep Skills Series. I can’t believe we’re on the last...

Samantha Li

Reading and writing for academic purposes

Hi, Marauders! Today, we’re exploring best practices for reading and writing in university. All students have to read academic texts...

Samantha Li

Note-taking in university

Hi, Marauders! In today’s blog post, we’re “taking note” of various note-taking strategies (pun intended!). In university, your learning becomes very self-directed, so your ability to take effective...

Samantha Li

Being an online learner

Hey, Marauders! Welcome to the next blog post. Today, we’re uncovering the recipe for successful online learning. Many of us...

Samantha Li

Mastering time management

Hi, Marauders! Today, we’re mastering the art of time management. You don’t think you can master the skill in one...

Samantha Li

Being a university learner

Hi, Marauders! Congratulations on your acceptance to McMaster University! Let me introduce myself — my name is Sam, my pronouns...

Bench, sitting area near Life Sciences building.

Summer prep for fall success

Asking for help early is key to success in university. Regardless of learning ability, all students should take advantage of...

Brighter World Banner on McMaster campus.

A guide to succeed in your first six weeks

In university, successful students plan for success. They find support early, manage their time using schedules and tools, study actively,...

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...

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...

Neil Pasricha smiling in a Zoom virtual event.

An evening of advice and virtual bravery with Neil Pasricha

Putting yourself out there is tough — especially in a Zoom call. However, Neil finds that vulnerable moments can lead...

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Student Success Centre responds to Fall Experience Survey with resources and supports for instructors

Building on the results of the MacPherson Fall Experience Report, released in November 2020, the SSC’s academic skills team has...

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Here’s how you can improve your academic experience in 2021

Let's start 2021 with some positivity and productivity. If anything about the saying, "practice makes perfect," is true, then we...

Finance expert Michelle Hung, the Sassy Investor

All about investing: Q&A with finance expert Michelle Hung (@TheSassyInvestor)

The world of investing can be complicated and full of unfamiliar terms and concepts. Additionally, as a student, you may...