Journeys

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University on a budget

Here are some strategies for university students looking to save money. Easy and quick healthy recipes Sometimes you don’t have...

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Staying on top of your first-year workload 

The work may seem significantly harder, and I remember already feeling behind after the first week of school. With the...

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Finding the right study spots on campus

There are many great spots on campus for a variety of types of studying and it is important that you...

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Ways to organize your time in university

Today, I will be focusing on organizing your time and using time pockets outside of class to get some studying...

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A university term of firsts

Signing off This term will undoubtedly be one that is full of firsts, and I hope after reading this blog,...

An overview of buildings

Exploring Hamilton as a McMaster student

Exploring Hamilton can be inexpensive, active and convenient. Make sure to always keep an eye out for deals on events/activities...

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Building connections and taking risks in university

Networking can be constant and overwhelming, but there are ways to easily implement building connections into your daily life. For...

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University life: Expectations versus reality

Each day of Mac101, I’ll focus on different academic areas and share my own experiences navigating university that will hopefully...

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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,...

David Vaz, writing contest winner.

“Self-talk (a poem inverse)” (2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (third place) for the 2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2022 theme was "potential."

Yashaswani Chauhan, writing contest winner.

“Bated Breath” (2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (second place) for the 2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2022 theme was "potential."

Rowan Miles, writing contest winner.

“horn of plenty” (2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (first place) for the 2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2022 theme was "potential."

Hanna Chidwick

Exploring outside the box as a graduate Wilson Leader: Hanna Chidwick

What has been most useful about the award program? For me, what has been most useful about the award program...

Zuzanna Wolos

Let’s chat about resilience: Responsibilities, relaxation and realistic thinking

What does resilience mean to you? Resilience, to me, means staying true to your feelings and working with them accordingly....

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,...

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...

Simi Jayeoba

“My Golden Sun” (2021 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (first place) for the 2021 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2021 theme was "comfort."

Rochelle Rosales

“(comfortindiscomfort)” (2021 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (second place) for the 2021 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2021 theme was "comfort."

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...