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Navigating University as a First-Generation Student

Faced with difficult decisions, many of them had to choose between upholding a family business and pursuing higher education, a...

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Update on the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award (WLSA) for 2024–2025

The Wilson Leadership Scholar Award (WLSA) was established at McMaster by Chancellor Emeritus Lynton “Red” Wilson in 2016 to provide...

Alexa Braverman, fourth year, Howard Schimmer, fourth year, Ryan Vo, third year, Linh Nguyen, third year, Aaron Roodhart, third year, Dina Elhanan, fourth year and Amanda Round, fourth year.

Summer job search advice from McMaster students

Last Wednesday, we hosted the Summer Job Peer Panel. Career counsellor, Tanya Kett, shares that this is a popular event...

From grad school to your future career: Top career planning strategies for grad students

As a career development advisor, I encourage students to think of grad school as a pivotal time for career development,...

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New Intercultural Learning Certificate open to all McMaster students

This self-directed experiential learning opportunity provides you with opportunities to build your intercultural competencies and gain valuable cross-cultural communication skills....

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McMaster career counsellors share their top recommendations for students

We know career exploration and decision making can be complex. There are so many variables and considerations and some are...

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Volunteer to join the 2024 Tax Squad

Each year, Mac’s Money Centre and campus and community partners come together to support the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program...

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Five tips for school-work-life balance as a student

I struggled to achieve a school-work-life balance, which caused a lot of issues with my mental health and led to...

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What I learned after receiving my first low grade

Since high school, I had high grades. In my third year statistics course when I recieved my first low grade,...

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Five ways to stay motivated

1. Complete small tasks daily   When I review the amount of work I need to complete, I feel reluctant. I...

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Five reasons why you should ask for help

1. Find services and opportunities that reflect your needs The first part of asking for help, is to seek someone...

Upper year students share their advice dealing with test anxiety

Destiny’s story Being a student who always wanted to do well, I placed a lot of pressure on myself. This...

A guide about the differences in high school and university accommodations for students with disabilities

Accommodations Self-Responsibility Professors and staff Classes Studying and tests Grades

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My experience changing programs

Where did I start? Figuring out what career you want to pursue is difficult, especially when you probably do not...

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Career planning is about more than just having a plan

“What are you going to do after you graduate?” How often have people asked you this with the expectation that...

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How LinkedIn led to a successful co-op experience

1. Crafting an Impressive LinkedIn Profile To maximize the effectiveness of LinkedIn, the first step is to create an engaging...