Want to know what employers are looking for?
Here’s the inside scoop
At Career Fair on Sept. 18 at DBAC, Student Success Centre staff asked human resources and recruitment professionals from six top employers to answer questions and provide employment advice to new grads. Here is what the following employers had to say about job search, interview skills, the importance of volunteering, soft skills, attracting a company’s attention, and excelling in the workplace once you get a job.
Procter & Gamble
‘Best ever’ Welcome Week video
Wonder what you can do with a motorcycle helmet, a camera and some hardware?
Well, our multimedia guru constructed a homemade GoPro to film a Welcome Week video through the eyes of a first-year participant. His goal was to create “the best Welcome Week video ever’ and he just may have done so. Check it out and share it with friends to spread McMaster spirit.
Apply for a Job Shadow
The application process for the Job Shadow program begins Monday.
Job Shadow placements are an opportunity to explore career options, learn new skills, expand a portfolio and build a professional network.
Opportunities range form accounting, business and finance to human resources, law, research, health care, and more.
Visit OSCARplus and look under the placements tab to see the complete list of opportunities and apply.
Job Shadow Week takes place the week of Nov. 3 to 7.
For more information, drop into the Student Success Centre, GH 110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final week of FLOW (Fall Learning and Orientation Weeks)
This week is about academic success including essays and exams.
FLOW is a series of workshop and activities with a weekly theme. Each theme begins with the premise “Success Begins with…” and topics range from academics to wellness, financial literacy, career management, and community engagement. The remaining weekly topics include:
Welcome Day 2014 sessions on video
Incoming first-year students who were unable to attend Welcome Day, can watch these sessions and get mentally prepared for the school year.
Taking Effective Study Notes
From High School Student to Scholar
Reboot Your Workflow
McMaster University Safety, Security and Transit app (MUSST)
New mobile app allows students, faculty and staff to keep safety and security information in the palm of their hand.
More about MUSST
MUSST Native App Links
Student Affairs Annual Report 2013
Explore Student Affairs Annual Report 2013
Check out previous Annual Reports
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Student Affairs Services
Athletics & Recreation
Something for Everyone, Visit us in the David Braley Athletic Centre
Recruitment, Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Housing and Conference Services
Conference Services, Living On Campus, Off Campus Housing
International Student Services
Student Exchanges and Work/Study Abroad
Office of Student Conduct
Community Living at MAC
Office of the Registrar
Registration, records, timetabling of courses and examinations, issuing of transcripts and certifications, as well as convocation services, for undergraduate students
Off-Campus Resource Centre
Assistance in finding suitable housing off-campus and contacting
Student Accessibility Services
Offers various supports for students with disabilities including classroom accommodations, test and exam accommodation, learning strategies, assistive technologies, note taking, as well as groups and events.
Student Success Centre
Providing convenient access to an array of student services in the areas of Career and Employment, Transition and Academic Success, and Community Service-Learning, Civic Engagement and Leadership.
Student Wellness Centre
Providing support to the whole student - mind, body, spirit - through a range of wellness services such as personal and psychological counselling, medical and health services, and wellness education resources.