Tips and Resources

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Citing correctly using Purdue OWL

Access Purdue Online Writing Lab’s citation guides from their website. Select the Online Writing Lab From the menu on the...

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Choosing and developing an essay topic

Your topic is what you’re writing about. Topics can be questions or problems (and theses can be answers or solutions). When choosing a...

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Career fair preparation

Career fairs are events that connects McMaster students and alumni with employers to provide information to students, about their respective...

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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...

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A guide to career planning

The Student Success Centre can help you navigate your career. A career isn’t something you find — it’s something you...

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How to ask for grad school references

Are you getting ready to apply for grad school? Is it time to get references? Here are some tips!

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Experience building: Career conversations

Career conversations are a great opportunity to explore a new career pathway, expand your network and learn more about an...

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Experience building: Career Treks

One great way to build not only your resume but also your experience and professional skills is to get yourself...

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Top 10 LinkedIn tips

Did you know up to 85% of employers use online tools to research candidates before or after an interview?  Have...

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Volunteering in Hamilton

Whether you are volunteering for personal or professional development, the benefits are valuable and the skills are transferable. Below are...

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Police checks for volunteering

Criminal Record Check, Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening The organization you are volunteering with will specify what kind...

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Studying and taking exams: Online open-book exams

When first presented with open-book exams, many students think preparation is not needed since they can access course materials. However, they...

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Studying and taking exams: Study groups

Meeting peers in small groups is a great way to become an active studier. They can also increase your motivation,...

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Studying and taking exams: Multiple-choice exams

Misconceptions about multiple-choice exams:   They’re easier. Not necessarily. Don’t rely on the fact that the answer is already on the page.   Memorizing...

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Studying and taking exams: Using mind maps

Mind maps help with connective thinking and categorizing information, which helps you study and write essays. To make a mind...