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What I learned in second-year, as a fourth-year student

1. Invest time in building your skills Everyone wants to succeed, get good grades, and feel confident in their academic abilities...

Why graduate students should attend McMaster’s Fall Career Fair

Top reasons to attend Fall Career Fair as a graduate student  Fall Career Fair is the largest recruitment event hosted...

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My first year vs. my fourth year

After four years, I learned a lot and I hope this advice helps you through your own journey. I encourage...

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10 things about money every first-year student should know: Financial tips for McMaster students

How to take control of your finances in first year and beyond

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Working and paying taxes in Canada: Financial tips for international students

Working in Canada Filing taxes in Canada Need support with your taxes? We can help! McMaster offers free tax clinics...

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Banking and credit in Canada: Financial tips for international students

Picking a bank and opening an account How credit works in Canada

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10 favourite food spots, on and off McMaster campus

On campus Off campus Food places that accept student card off campus Nabeelah (she/her) is the program support assistant for...

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Interviewing a professor

Learn more about Dr. Cadieux’s journey navigating post-secondary and now teaching at McMaster University.

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My residence experience: a quick guide on what to expect

Move-in day What really surprised me was how fast and organized move-in day was. There were so many students helping...

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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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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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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...

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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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...

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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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...