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Supporting Our Students

University Transition

Transitioning from high school to University can be a difficult period for many students. Below are a few programs and initiatives that exist with supporting you as you begin your journey at McMaster Engineering.

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EMBER Learn More About EMBER

EMBER prepares students who are entering their first year of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science and Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences for academic and social success. This two-week online program is a combination of live tutorials and self-paced learning modules that will get our students ready for September.

Archway Details About Archway

McMaster is all about community, and no matter where you are this school year, your Archway Community will be here for you. All first-year students will have their Archway Community, a group of 35 students, to connect with online. Each Community will have an Archway Mentor to run activities and keep students engaged, and an Archway Coach to provide personalized support.

Welcome Week Discover More About Welcome Week

You’ll be welcomed to the MacEng community during Welcome Week – an energy-packed orientation where you’ll quickly discover the #FireballFamily spirit. It’s one of the most memorable parts of the university experience and you’ll learn the tools you’ll need to transition to school online, find resources to get involved, and have fun meeting new people! Details on Welcome Week 2022 will be available mid summer 2022.

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Academic Advising

Once you’re a student at McMaster, Academic Advisors are available to assist you with any problems or questions you may have – they are your go-to people! This includes course selection, changes to your enrolment, accessing the McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF), exams, taking courses at another university (for credit at McMaster), petitions for Special Consideration, and much more. If you need help for any reason, come see them right away!

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Co-op & Career Services

The Engineering Co-op Program is the second-largest engineering co-op program in Ontario, it provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable engineering work and experiential learning opportunities before they graduate.

Throughout the year, a team of 18 staff from the Engineering Co-op and Career Services office connect with more than 1,000 employers, bringing them directly to you through over 300 virtual and in-person workshops and events annually. We also work with you to help navigate the job search, application, interview and offer process.

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Wellness & Mental Health

From achieving a work-life balance to spending time with friends, to becoming mental health advocates, there are a variety of ways our students maintain their mental health and well-being. However, mental health is different for everyone and therefore it’s important for our students to know what resources they have to access the support they need to thrive academically and socially!

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[NEW] TalkSpot Learn More

TalkSpot is a mental health service exclusively for Mac Eng students. TalkSpot offers informal, confidential consultations with a counsellor through drop-in hours every weekday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. You can share what’s on your mind to get perspective, problem-solve and hear suggestions for resources or supports.

Student Success

How would you define “student success”?

The Student Success Centre’s mission is to engage students and alumni in diverse learning opportunities to support their academic, personal and professional growth from the time you accept your offer of admission up to 10 years after graduation. We support students and alumni in the areas of student orientation, academic skills, leadership, service-learning, volunteerism, educational planning, employment and career transition.