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Canadian workplace rules for international students

Are you an international student or a newcomer to Canada? Are you getting acquainted with the Canadian workplace culture? There...

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Canadian workplace culture for international students

Are you an international student or a newcomer to Canada? Are you getting acquainted with the Canadian workplace culture? There...

Student Success Centre mural

Volunteer requirements and opportunities for international students

Are there requirements for volunteering in Canada? Check with the organization you are interested in volunteering with to find out...

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The value of volunteering for international students

Why should you volunteer in Canada? Volunteering as an international student in Canada is a great way to gain Canadian...

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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,...

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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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Supporting international undergraduate students coming to Canada

McMaster’s COVID-19 readiness plan for undergraduate students Information on this page is intended for undergraduate students. If you’re a graduate...

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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,...

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“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."

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In-person exams aren’t as scary as you think

This year, we’ve learned that many of you might feel anxious or overwhelmed about in-person exams. For example, in a...